Sani5 News

Jul
07

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.

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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.