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Tahoe City water, sewage rates could change

Nick Cruit
Sierra Sun

TAHOE CITY” Residents of Tahoe City have a chance Monday to hear the Tahoe City Public Utility District Board of Directors discuss, and perhaps decide on, increasing sewer and water rates.

In a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the PUD office, the Board could approve the proposed rate increases that mark the conclusion of 18 months of public meetings and workshops. The Utility District is requesting that the Board make a decision.

The Utility District says the current water and sewer rates do not address the cost of new infrastructure needs and planned infrastructure replacement. More than 80 percent of Utility District’s existing sewer and water infrastructure is 30 to 50 years old.

In letters to the editors, residents have asked for the PUD to trim its own budget first instead of asking for a rate increase.

If the rate is approved, the public will be sent notices with their Jan. 1 water and sewer statements. A public hearing will then be held on Feb. 25, 2009, for public protest, a process required by law.