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    Sanitary District 5: Serving Tiburon and Belvedere, CA

    The District serves over 3,500 households, collecting, processing, and treating wastewater in accordance with State and Federal Regulations under a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit.

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Jun
02

Public Notice: Restricted Closure Extension

June 1, 2020

Public Notice: Restricted Closure Extension

Dear valued Customers and Residents,

As the Sanitary District (SD5) continues to work alongside County Health Officials, as well as with allied government agencies, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the preservation of health and safety of our Staff and Customers is paramount. With this in mind, the District office will remain closed to the public until Marin County Health Officials and SD5 Management determines it no longer poses credible health risks to our Staff or Customers.

The treatment and processing of raw sewage already presents certain health risks to staff. It is our hope that remaining closed to the public will help minimize potential exposure of staff to the COVID-19 virus, and vice versa. The difficult decision to remain closed to the Public is based on current and available information on the Marin County website. In addition to the observation of Marin County guidelines, SD5 Management believes in order to protect our District Staff, Family, Customers, and Residents, physical visits to the District office be suspended until otherwise advised by the Marin County Health Officials and comparable government organizations.

Please note that the SD5 Board of Directors, as well as SD5 Management, take the health and safety of our community and environment very seriously. The testing, processing and treatment of sewage will go on as normal and staff will respond to emergencies, at both treatment plants as well as SD5’s sewer collections systems. We do understand, however, this is an inconvenience to you, our Customers and Residents. Please contact us via phone or email listed below.

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 415.435.1501 with any questions or concerns.

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work through COVID-19 together.

Stay well,

SD5 Management

 

May
06

MARIN COUNTY SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

OFFICE CLOSURE THROUGH 5/31/2020

Dear valued customers,

As government agencies and communities continue to work together to reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus, Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County has made the decision to cease office operations involving direct contact with the public, until April 1st, at which time management will determine if it is in the best interest of the health and safety of staff to reopen the office to the public.

Treatment and testing of sewage as well as maintenance of District equipment will continue as normal. We will still be taking calls and responding to emergencies.

We understand that this may be disruptive to our customers, but the health and safety of our staff as well as our community is paramount.

If you need to contact District staff, please contact the office via phone at the number listed below.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to fight this pandemic.

With regards,

SD5 Management

(415) 435-1501

 

Apr
03

OFFICE CLOSURE EXTENSION THROUGH MAY 3, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

OFFICE CLOSURE EXTENTION THROUGH:

MAY 3, 2020

Dear valued customers,

As government agencies and communities continue to work together to reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus, Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County has made the decision to cease office operations involving direct contact with the public, until April 1st, at which time management will determine if it is in the best interest of the health and safety of staff to reopen the office to the public.

Treatment and testing of sewage as well as maintenance of District equipment will continue as normal. We will still be taking calls and responding to emergencies.

We understand that this may be disruptive to our customers, but the health and safety of our staff as well as our community is paramount.

If you need to contact District staff, please contact the office via phone at 415-435-1501 (press “1” for Staff Directory).

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to fight this pandemic. 

With regards,

SD5 Management

Mar
27

OFFICE CLOSURE: 3/16/2020 - 4/7/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

OFFICE CLOSURE

3/16/2020 - 4/7/2020 

Dear valued customers,

As government agencies and communities continue to work together to reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus, Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County has made the decision to cease office operations involving direct contact with the public, until April 1st, at which time management will determine if it is in the best interest of the health and safety of staff to reopen the office to the public.

Treatment and testing of sewage as well as maintenance of District equipment will continue as normal. We will still be taking calls and responding to emergencies.

We understand that this may be disruptive to our customers, but the health and safety of our staff as well as our community is paramount.

If you need to contact District staff, please contact the office via phone at 415-435-1501.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to fight this pandemic. 

With regards,

SD5 Management

(415) 435-1501

 

Mar
27

PRESS RELEASE: March 26, 2020

SANITARY DISTRICT NO. 5 OF MARIN COUNTY

PRESS RELEASE

March 26, 2020

Sanitary District No.5 of Marin County closed a bond refinancing transaction during the week of March 23, 2020 to refinance an existing obligation at lower interest rates, achieving significant savings for the District.

The existing obligation was the 2012 Main Plant Rehabilitation Project Bond that allowed the District to upgrade its Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 2001 Paradise Drive.

On March 26th, the District closed on a 2020 Revenue Refunding Loan Agreement that was sold to a private bank investor via a competitive private placement offering by DA Davidson & Company. The District issued $7.9 million in bonds and used the proceeds to pay off its outstanding 2012 Revenue Bonds. The 2012 Bonds were set to pay a 5% coupon rate from 2023 through its maturity of 2031. The new Bonds have a matching maturity to the 2012 Bonds of 2031 and were sold to investors at an interest rate of 2.48%. The effective lowering of the rate from 5% to 2.48% will allow the District to save a total of $553,458.60 in cash flow savings. Annually the District will save approximately $46,000 per year through 2031.

These savings will greatly assist the District in completing projects listed on its 10-year capital improvement program schedule. Especially considering the District is about to undertake a large capital project that consists of installing a new 2100 linear foot Cove Road Force Main Sewer Line, (Belvederes main sewer line that conveys sewer from Belvedere to the treatment plant located on 2001 Paradise Drive) The Projects estimated cost is around $1 Million Dollars. This project is estimated to cut into half of Belvederes Capital Improvement Reserve.

The District’s Board and Staff worked diligently with its Municipal Advisor, Wulff, Hansen & Co. and its Bond Counsel, Jones Hall, over the course of the winter to refinance this obligation at a time when the market was seeing unprecedented volatility and interest rates were approaching all-time lows never seen before in the bond market.

For more information regarding the Districts refinance or its future Cove Road Force Main Rehabilitation Project, you may contact our office at any time. 415-435-1501

 

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Sanitary District No.5 of Marin County is a special District, which while meeting or exceeding all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations, is dedicated to the protection of public health and the environment through effective and economical collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal of wastewater.