Sewer/Storm Drainage Payments

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For questions regarding Littleton sewer bills, storm drainage bills, credit card payments, and residency regarding utility bills, use one of the following contacts for the Littleton Finance Department:

Pay Your Sewer Bill Online

Sewer/Storm Drainage Payments

Credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) and eChecks are accepted online. 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.

Payment due date

Full payment is due to the City of Littleton by August 15, 2022 at 5 p.m. If full payment is not received within five (5) calendar days of the due date, payment will be considered delinquent and a 15% delinquent penalty will be assessed to the remaining balance. A past-due bill will be mailed in late August.

User rates for properties inside city limits

A single-family residence will be assessed an annual fee 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 lower.  Additional charges may be assessed by the sanitation district for maintenance.

Single Family Residential — Inside City Limits:
Inside City Limits Inside City Limits, within a Sanitation District
$296.65 $225.14

Multiple Family Residential — Inside City Limits:
Inside City Limits Inside City Limits, within a Sanitation District
$252.12 per dwelling Unit $191.35 per dwelling unit

Commercial — Inside City Limits
Inside City Rate
$5.44 per 1,000 gallons (Minimum $122.21)

Storm Drainage Fees (Annual)
Storm drainage rates are applicable only to properties located inside the city limits
   Single family detached structures  Multiple family residential structures, commercial, industrial, public properties, churches and schools
Developed $93.55/lot or property $779.19/developed acre of impervious surface and
$194.80/acre for grassed landscape or cultivated surfaces
Subdivided, undeveloped $23.38/undeveloped lot $194.80/undeveloped lot
Un-subdivided, undeveloped $194.80/acre for undeveloped residential property $194.80/undeveloped acre
Un-subdivided, undeveloped vacant and undisturbed $19.49/acre of vacant residential property $19.49/vacant acre

User rates for properties outside city limits

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. 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.

Single Family Residential — Outside City Limits
Outside City Limits

Multiple Family Residential — Outside City Limits
Outside City Limits
$229.61 per dwelling unit

Commercial — Outside City Limits
Outside City Rate
$2.96 per 1,000 gallons
(Minimum $146.63)

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. Sewer service charges are used for:

Replacement Cost 36%
Maintenance Cost 8%
Operating Cost 56%
TOTAL 100%

Sewer/storm drainage facts

  • The city maintains 128 miles of sanitary sewer lines.
  • South Platte Water Renew (SPWR) wastewater treatment plant, 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 SPWRP 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.