Council approved a five-year plan for increasing wastewater rates in order to address the needs of a new plant and additional infrastructure. This allowed the necessary funds to be raised without having to bond for the projects or deplete the fund balance that needs to be available for emergencies. Those scheduled increases recently began appearing on utility bills.
The treatment plant will continue to operate and then will be phased out over time as each portion of the new facility is built. This will allow a "pay as you go" approach rather than bonding.
Public Works has identified areas of the city that do not have gravity sewer available and would not be recommended for development until infrastructure is in place that provides gravity sewer as well as areas with major or minor capacity issues. A ten-year plan has been developed for projects to address the sewer infrastructure needs.
To view the presentations and discussions regarding these plans, here are some helpful links:
- 2-20-2018 Council Work Meeting
- You can also view the minutes of this meeting (Click "Minutes")
- 8-27-2019 Council Work Meeting
- 9-5-2019 Council Joint Meeting with Provo School Board (audio only)
- 9-10-2019 Council Work Meeting
- 10-08-2019 Council Work Meeting
New Water Reclamation Plant Frequently Asked Questions (presented to Neighborhood Chairs on October 1, 2019)
|West side sewer projects through 2025|
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