Why charge an impact fee?

Impact fees redistribute who pays for the new or expanded infrastructure.  Impact fees shift the burden of system expansion as a result to new development to the new customers.  Without impact fees, the expansion of existing facilities or the construction of new facilities (that are off-site of the development) would be paid using water and sewer utility rates, thus placing the financial burden on all existing and new customers.

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1. What are impact fees?
2. Why charge an impact fee?
3. What do impact fees pay for?
4. How are impact fees determined?
5. How is the impact fee updated?
6. Who is charged an impact fee?