Public Workshops will Discuss Proposed Water & Sewer Rate Hikes

Water and sewer rates could increase by July 1.


Roseville residents could be paying more for water and wastewater by this summer, and city officials will ask for feedback on the proposed changes in three upcoming public workshops.

Water and sewer rates are proposed to increase by 3 percent this year and 3 percent next year–each would increase less than a dollar each year for the typical household.

A typical household's water, sewer and solid waste bill would go from $83.03 this year to $86.34 by 2014, according to the city's website.

"An increase in the rates is necessary in order to recover sufficient revenues to operate and maintain the City’s water and wastewater systems," the website states.

No changes have been proposed to residential solid waste rates, but commercial solid waste pickups will change: "The new rate will not incorporate tipping fee tonnage, but will be a standard rate of $286 per haul," the city states.

The city will hold three workshops to discuss the changes and take questions from residents:

February 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Riley Library, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95747

February 7, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Maidu Community Hall
1550 Maidu Drive
Roseville, CA 95661

February 12, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Timber Creek Lodge Ballroom at Sun City Roseville
7050 Del Webb Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95747

Here are the city's estimated changes:

2012 Bill 
2013 Rate Adjustment %  2013 Incremental $ Increase 2013 Estimated Bill 2014 Rate Adjustment % 2014 Estimated Increase 2014 Estimated Bill Water: $30.64  3% $0.77  $31.41  3% $0.79  $32.19 Sewer: $29.00  3% $0.87  $29.87  3% $0.90  $30.77 Refuse: $23.39  0 0  $23.39 0  0  $23.39 Total: $83.03  1.8% $1.64  $84.66 1.8% $1.68  $86.34


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