No fee increase for South Davis Sewer District users

Dec 18 2011 - 11:20pm

WEST BOUNTIFUL -- South Davis Sewer District customers needn't worry about fee increases being part of 2012's $10.3 million budget, approved earlier this month.

Fees will stay the same despite an increase in the total operation and maintenance budget of 3.8 percent, said Dal Wayment, general manager for SDSD.

Wayment said the budget also included a 3 percent wage adjustment for inflation for employees.

The district's fiscal year runs Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

Fees have been raised only once in the district's 52-year history, and Wayment said the district is currently conducting a rate and impact fee study. He expects it to affect future fees.

"This is not intended or expected to affect sewer rates for residential users. There are likely to be some rate increases for industrial users," he said.

Some capital expense projects are in the spending plan. Last year, the district purchased a building in West Centerville from Utah Department of Transportation, and the structure is being remodeled for use as the district's new Collection System Operations Center.

The district paid off its last bonds in 2009, five years early, and has been in a position to handle expenses from its current revenue stream and reserves.

The district services North Salt Lake, Woods Cross, Bountiful, West Bountiful and Centerville.

The district has two plants and a network of about 3 million linear feet of sewer line in south Davis County.

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