Proposed 2010-2014 Sewer Rate Increases

Sewer Service Charge Increase Proposed to Ensure Continued Public Health and Environmental Protection

Although wastewater collection and treatment is a service we all rely on many times each day, it works so well that most of us never stop to think about it.

But now, a sewer service charge increase is needed, and we are working to inform our customers about it. Without the increase, the District will not be able to pay for critically needed upgrades, increasing the risk of having to pay far more to regulators for not complying. In the event of a spill, there could be astronomical fines, and potential damage to the environment and public health.

Although we have taken every reasonable step to lower costs and stretch funds, it has been determined that rate increases are necessary to cover the costs of the upgrades.

For details on the proposed rate increase and wastewater system improvements, please join us at a community forum or public hearing, or follow the links below.

LINKS AND DOWNLOADS

Follow the links below for more information on the proposed rate changes and wastewater system improvements.

COMMUNITY FORUMS ON PROPOSED CHARGES

April 27, 2010 at 7pm: Focus on Tiburon Zone

Tiburon Town Hall, Council Chambers:

1505 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA

April 28, 2010 at 7pm: Focus on Belvedere Zone

Belvedere City Hall, Council Chambers

450 San Rafael Ave., Belvedere, CA

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED CHARGES:

June 29, 2010 at 7pm

Tiburon Town Hall, Council Chambers:

1505 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA

July 13, 2010 at 7pm

Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County Meeting Room:

2001 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, CA

BOARD ACTION TAKEN TO ADOPT PROPOSED CHARGES:

At the Regular Board Meeting/Public Hearing on July 13, 2010, the Board of Directors adopted Ordinance No. 2010-03 and 2010-04, setting the following annual sewer service charges:

TIBURON - Charge per Single Family Home or Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU):

Fiscal Year 2010-2011: $598

Fiscal Year 2011-2012: $717

Fiscal Year 2012-2013: $825

Fiscal Year 2013-2014: $923

Fiscal Year 2014-2015: $1,034

BELVEDERE - Charge per Single Family Home or Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU):

Fiscal Year 2010-2011: $1,457

Fiscal Year 2011-2012: $1,748

Fiscal Year 2012-2013: $1,836

Fiscal Year 2013-2014: $1,928

Fiscal Year 2014-2015: $1,985

 

Note: These are the maximum allowable sewer service charges that may be imposed for Fiscal Years 2010-2011 through 2014-2015.  Each year, the Board will hold a public hearing and may vote to implement sewer service charges that are less than these maximums, but not above.  For Fiscal Year 2010-2011, the Board voted to adopt these rates: $598 per Equivalent Dwelling Unit for the Tiburon zone, and $1,457 per Equivalent Dwelling Unit for the Belvedere zone.

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Our Mission

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.