City Council To Hear Rate Increase Plan

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The Sacramento City Council will hear the proposal to increase water and sewer rates over the next three years 6 p.m. tomorrow, March 27.

The Department of Utilities is proposing a three-year rate increase for water and sewer rates to help the pay for updates to an aging sewer system and Sacramento River Water Treatment Plant, built in 1923.

Utilities Department officials say they also face regulatory mandates to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows, install water meters and meet state-mandated water conservation requirements, and ensure water quality. Officials project it would take about 450 years to replace its water and 600 years to replace its sewer infrastructure at current rates.

As proposed, incremental rate increases would generate an estimated $260 million which would help pay to rehabilitate the Sacramento River Water Treatment Plant and begin to replace infrastructure.

More information about the new rate proposal can be found at

The Sacramento City Council meets at City Council Chambers, Sacramento City Hall, 915 I Street, Sacramento.

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