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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Public hearing May 20 for proposed sewer rate increase

City of Nampa

Nampa City Council invites the public to comment on proposed increases to sewer rates May 20, 2019, beginning at 7 p.m. at Nampa City Hall, located at 411 3rd Street South.

An estimated sewer rate increase of 16.75%, or approximately less than $5 per month for residential customers, is needed as part of required improvements for Nampa’s wastewater operations, maintenance, and to meet growing capacity needs. The scheduled increase is part of the $165 million sewer revenue bond approved by Nampa residents in May 2018. Rates are scheduled to increase gradually over the next few years and are subject to Nampa City Council’s approval.

The majority of the wastewater treatment plant project is currently under design. The wastewater team, along with a Design Review Committee comprised of citizen and industrial customers, are reviewing the plans and finding alternatives to save funds. One alternative, which came out of the original community group called Nampa’s Wastewater Advisory Group (NWAG), was to create a recycled water program for Nampa’s wastewater. The proposed program and application for permit is currently being reviewed by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (Idaho DEQ). If approved, the improvements would allow Nampa the opportunity to reuse its treated wastewater in irrigation canals and produce clean water discharged to Indian Creek. A recycled water program could also result in less rate increases near the end of the project.

The City of Nampa has worked diligently over the past several years to educate the community and incorporate community feedback and options for the wastewater treatment plant upgrades. “We are committed to our citizens,” said Tom Points, Public Works Director. “Our continued efforts to provide safe and reliable services, while remaining transparent in our outreach and intentions, is our number one priority.”

For additional information, visit cityofnampa.us/sewer.


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