We must invest in our wastewater system.
To ensure SLCDPU continues to provide the highest-quality service to all residents we must invest in our wastewater system and increase rates to help pay for these investments. Rate changes are needed to fund the repair and replacement of critical aging water infrastructure and to meet new water quality requirements. These projects include:
- Building a new Water Reclamation Facility (sewage treatment) by 2025.
- Upgrading water, sewer and stormwater pipelines.
- Improving drinking-water treatment plants.
- Making dam improvements.
Rate Changes Allow Us to Provide Quality Treatment and Reliable Services
The services we provide are indispensable to every aspect of people’s lives, and we must deliver them 24/7 without interruption. This requires us to continually assess our infrastructure and make investments when needed to ensure safety and reliability.
Our ongoing commitment to provide excellent service to residential, commercial and industrial customers means we need to adjust our water, wastewater and stormwater rates and structures to fund necessary upgrades. The proposed rate changes are based on recommendations outlined in our 2018 Comprehensive Sewer, and Stormwater Rate Study.
How will the proposed rate changes affect customers?
The rates are based on water use and the cost to provide the services. Rates vary, depending on customer type: residential, commercial, and institutional.