Storm water fee increase to fund maintenance, future projects
May 29, 2019
An increase in the city's storm water drainage fee will help pay for ongoing maintenance and allow the city to accumulate enough funds to pay for improvement projects in coming years.
The Sweet Home City Council is considering an increase in its storm water drainage charge from $1 to $3 per equivalent dwelling unit – or one house. It has not increased the rate since it created the charge in 2008. At the time the city implemented the charge, a consultant had recommended a rate of $4 per EDU. Storm water drainage is part of the city's monthly utility bill that includes water and sewer char...