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Learn More about Proposed Sewer Revenue Adjustments - Public Hearing November 5

September 12, 2013

The City of Woodland is responsible for the collection, treatment and disposal of sewage (wastewater) from homes and businesses. The City is committed to providing high-quality, safe and reliable sewer service at the lowest possible cost. Revenues collected from rates customers pay for sewer service are not keeping pace with the cost to operate the system. The City is proposing to adjust sewer revenues so it can continue to:

  • Properly operate and maintain sewer pipelines, pump stations and the wastewater treatment plant to avoid sewer overflows
  • Meet or exceed all state and federal regulations, requirements and standards for the collection and treatment of sewage

A third-party consultant recently conducted a sewer rate study to analyze the City's current and future revenues and expenses, and determine the revenue adjustments needed to ensure effective operations of sewer pipelines, pumps and the treatment facility. The City is not increasing staffing or adding new services.

A public hearing on proposed revenue and related rate adjustments is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 5 in City Council Chambers (300 First Street). The public hearing and proposed rate increases are detailed in an official public notice sent to sewer customers.

Ratepayers can learn more by reviewing the sewer rate study and public notice, and by attending one of two community meetings:

6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 10
Woodland High School
21 N. West
 
6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 22
Pioneer High School
1400 Pioneer Avenue

Questions? Contact the Sewer Rate Hotline at 530-405-3785