Beginning May 1, 2018...
Sanitary sewer, storm water, and solid waste cart fees will begin increasing on an annual basis on May 1, 2018. The increases to sanitary sewer and storm water fees will help pay for capital improvements to ensure safe and reliable service from sanitary sewer and storm water infrastructure. The increases to solid waste fees will cover the increasing costs of providing solid waste services. Please see the information below for more details.
• The sanitary sewer consumption fee and fixed fee will increase on May 1, 2018. This means that the consumption fee per 100 cubic feet will increase from $1.60 to $2.40, and the sanitary sewer fixed fee will increase from $1.50 to $2.25. Then on May 1, 2019, fees will begin increasing at an annual rate of 3 percent.
• Storm water fixed fees will increase on May 1, 2018. The base rate per Impervious Area Unit (hard surface area divided by 1,000 and then rounded) will increase from $1.45 to $1.89. Fees will then increase at an annual rate of 3 percent, beginning on May 1, 2019.
For information regarding these rate changes as well as upcoming changes to the solid waste program, please click here.
Storm water management is performed by the Engineering Division and the Streets and Sewers Division of the Public Works Department. These divisions work together to to manage the urban runoff and maintain the City’s infrastructure in compliance with the Clean Water Act. Effective storm water management includes:
- Keeping lakes and streams clean
- Maintaining waterways to minimize erosion and damage to adjacent property
- Maintaining detention basins to reduce flooding and filter out pollution
- Installing sump pump drain lines at strategic areas
- Inlet maintenance and repairs