Comments Due on Potential Increases to Regional Sanitation Rates & Fees

The State of California Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) has issued a notice for public hearing for the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (SRCSD) Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) to discharge treated wastewater into the Sacramento River. 
The draft permit requires significant and expensive technological treatment processes to be added to the regional facility, which treats wastewater for Sacramento County and portions of Yolo County. 

So what does this mean to Folsom residents?  The cost to SRCSD customers, which includes Folsom ratepayers, is estimated at $2 billion for the proposed WDR.  This would result in significantly higher monthly rates and impact/connection fee increases to SRCSD customers. 

Examples include SRCSD single-family monthly rates increasing from $20 to $61.74, multi-family (i.e. apartments) monthly rates increasing from $15 to $46.31, and impact fees for new homes increasing from $7.450 to $35,000. 

Written public comments will be accepted on the draft permit until Oct. 8.  The RWQCB will consider adoption of the WDR and conduct public hearings that are scheduled on December 8-10.  Copies of the draft permit may be found at:
 

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralvalley/board_decisions/tentative_orders/index.shtml

Information on this issue provided by the SRCSD may be found at: 

www.sacdeltasolutions.com