Jackson Approves New Sewer Rate Study

Jackson Approves New Sewer Rate Study

The Jackson City Council has approved a new rate study that will set the stage for an eventual sewer rate increase for the City. Following up from revelations two weeks ago that the City's sewer fund is essentially out of money, at last night’s meeting the City Council approved a $20,000 contract with the Stantec Consulting firm to perform the required rate study.   At a council meeting earlier this month it was revealed that due to unexpected expenses to the city, such as fines over water quality violations, the city's sewer enterprise fund is approaching a zero balance.   The study is expected to take three weeks and the results presented at the April 23rd meeting of the City Council.   The City is expected to move forward with the Proposition 218 process shortly after that meeting.

In a somewhat related item, the Council also approved submitting additional reports to the regional water quality control board from the city's waste water engineer, West Yost Engineering.  The City has struggled to comply with regional water regulation in recent years, racking up fines that now total over a million dollars.

Written by Craig Baracco

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