SAC Information

SAC - Sewer Availability Charge

The Metropolitan Council charges this one-time fee when a residence or business connects to the regional wastewater (sewage) system for the first time or when a business expands in a way that uses substantially more water.

Procedure to Apply for a SAC Determination

  • Applicant completes application materials and submits to Metropolitan Council.
  • Council calculates the amount of SAC the applicant must pay.
  • Applicant pays the fee to the city with the permit.
  • City pays the SAC to Metropolitan Council.


  • One single-family home = 1 SAC unit = $2,485.
  • Industrial and commercial require a "determination" of the amount of wastewater capacity needed for the site. 

Contact Information for Metropolitan Council

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