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Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Sewer Rate Increase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2007
   

 
   
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGARDING PROPOSED SEWER SERVICE RATE INCREASE

The North San Mateo County Sanitation District, a subsidiary of the City of Daly City, will be conducting a Public Hearing at 6:45 p.m. on June 25, 2007 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 333-90th Street, Daly City, to review a proposed sewer service rate increase for the 2007-08 Fiscal Year. This proposed rate increase would take effect on the Fiscal Year 2007-08 Property Tax Roll and would be reflected on your December 2007 and April 2008 property tax installment bills.

The proposed rate change involves a combined 10% increase on the basic sewer service charge. This estimated increase is calculated by using the winter’s (January/February water bills) bi-monthly usage of water units (748 gallons of wastewater per unit) applied over six bi-monthly billing cycles to determine individual users’ proportionate share of cost to collect and treat wastewater.

There are multiple factors associated with the need to adjust sewer service rates. These include a number of fixed costs associated with operating the public wastewater collection system and treatment plant that have dramatically risen over the years including energy, chemicals, regulatory permitting fees, expanded laboratory testing and labor expenses. An average user with 15 units of wastewater will see an increase of $39.60 to their annual property tax bill, or an increase of $3.30 per month.

To view a copy of the Notice that was mailed to all affected property owners, click here.