Properties inside the city limits – 2014 rates
A single-family residence will be assessed $243.63 per year for sewage treatment and maintenance of city sewer lines. There are a small number of residences in the city limits that are also within a sanitation district. Since the city does not maintain these sewer mains, the sewage treatment fee from the city is $184.90. Additional charges may be assessed by the sanitation district for maintenance.
Storm drainage rates are applicable only to properties located inside the city limits. Single-family units are a flat $30 per year and commercial properties are based on the impervious area of the property.
A multi-family residence will be assessed $207.07 per dwelling unit for sewage treatment and maintenance of city sewer lines. Multi-family residences in the city and within one of the sanitation districts will have a sewage treatment fee of $157.16 per unit. Additional charges may be assessed by the sanitation district for maintenance.
A commercial or industrial user will be assessed $4.47 per thousand gallons of wastewater with a minimum charge of $100.36.
Properties outside the city limits – 2014 rates
Littleton provides wastewater treatment services to most city residents and to residents of eight sanitation districts in the southwest metropolitan area. Properties within these districts are assessed sewer treatment charges only.
A single-family residence will be assessed $221.87 per year for sewage treatment. Sewer lines are maintained by the sanitation district in which the property is located and that district may bill for maintenance, or may have a property tax assessment.
A multi-family residence will pay $188.59 per dwelling unit.
A commercial or industrial user will be assessed $2.43 per thousand gallons of wastewater with a minimum charge of $120.42.
How the money is spent
Sewage, or wastewater, is a combination of liquid and solid wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions. The city is responsible for regulating the collection of wastewater, as well as its treatment. The sewer service charge is used to pay for the costs associated with this responsibility. The 2013 sewer service charges are used for:
Did you know?
- The city maintains 128 miles of sanitary sewer lines.
- The Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant (L/EWWTP), co-owned by the cities of Littleton and Englewood, is the third largest in Colorado.
- The plant opened in 1977; prior to that, both cities operated small, inefficient and costly wastewater treatment facilities.
- The largest size sewer pipe is 66" in diameter; big enough for a person to walk through.
- The oldest operating sewer line, located in downtown Littleton, is more than 100 years old.
- The L/EWWTP processes more than 22 million gallons of sewage every day.
- There are eight sewer districts in the Littleton service area that contribute flows to the sewer plant. The Englewood service area has 12 districts. The service area for both cities exceeds 75 square miles.
- Sewage sludge, or bio-solids, is collected at the plant and taken to a farm in eastern Colorado. This material is used as a soil amendment. The cities own more than 10,000 acres of farmland for recycling bio-solids.
- By Mail — Check or money order to:
City of Littleton, PO Box 810048, Denver, CO 80281-0048
- In Person — Check, money order, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) or cash to:
Littleton Center, Finance Cashier, 2255 W. Berry Ave. (corner of Berry and Prince).
Please note: Payments via credit card made in person are still subject to the portal and administrative fees.
- Online — Credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) and eChecks are accepted online. Click on the link to Utility Payments in the sidebar above left.
- Please note: a non-refundable portal administration fee of $0.75 per transaction plus 2.25% of the total transaction amount applies to credit card payments. A $1.00 fee applies to each eCheck transaction.
- The City of Littleton cannot accept payment by phone.
Full Payment is due August 20, 2014. If full payment is not received by 5 p.m. August 20, 2014, payment will be considered delinquent and a 10-percent delinquent penalty will be assessed to the balance remaining. If full payment is not received by 5 p.m. September 15, 2014, an additional 10-percent delinquent penalty will be assessed to any remaining balance and a past due bill will be sent in September. For questions call 303-795-3772.
After 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, the city will not accept any more payments for the 2014 calendar year and payments will be returned. An additional 5-percent delinquent penalty will be assessed to any remaining balance after October 15, 2014 and will then be sent to the county treasurer for collection. The county will add a 10-percent collection fee and the total will be added to your property taxes and a lien placed on the property.
Collection of unpaid charges
The county treasurer will enforce any delinquent amount by placing a lien on the property that is added to the property tax bill. The county will add an additional 10 percent as its collection fee. The total amount must be paid to the county before the lien can be released from the property.