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The SFPUC allows builders and contractors to use low-pressured fire hydrants for temporary water supply during constructions and for customers who need temporary water supply for permitted special events. To be permitted connection to a hydrant, customers must comply with all fees and approval processes.
A capacity charge recovers the costs associated with providing additional water and wastewater capacity to new users or existing users requiring additional capacity. Capacity charges exist to achieve an equitable distribution of the cost of expanding our utility systems.
A composting toilet, also known as a dry toilet or waterless toilet, collects liquid and solid human waste and processes it into compost (fertilizer) which can be used for landscaping or disposed of at a wastewater treatment plant.