Why are sewer rates being raised?

Sewer rate increases are necessary for:

  • Construction projects to correct existing deficiencies and replace aging infrastructure
  • Proportional adjustments to fairly reflect wastewater flow and treatment needs of each customer class (residential, commercial, industrial, Cannery Segregation)
  • Increasing reliability of the current system
  • Upgrading the wastewater treatment system

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1. When will the City Council consider adoption of the sewer rates?
2. Is the proposed rate increase comparable with other jurisdictions for similar wastewater services?
3. When would the new rates be effective?
4. Why are sewer rates being raised?
5. If the rate increase passes, will websites be updated July 1st to reflect new rates?
6. Can we ensure rates will not be significantly increased again?
7. Where can I view a copy of the Wastewater Rate Study?
8. Who do I call if I have questions?