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Basin Water District seeks input on fee increase, budget

Aaron Osowski , The Park Record

The Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District is seeking public input on both its proposed wastewater user fee increase and its 2014 budget at this Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

The proposed wastewater user fee increase includes:

  • An increase of the wastewater volume charge from $2.25 per 1,000 gallons to $2.36 beginning Jan. 1, 2014
  • An increase in the wastewater service charge from $23.71 to $24.90 per month beginning Jan. 1, 2014
  • Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the wastewater volume charge would increase to $2.48 and the wastewater service charge would increase to $26.14

    Water Reclamation District Finance Dept. Manager Brian Passey said the increases amount to a five percent increase for 2013 and 2014, pending the Board’s approval. After 2014, a three percent yearly increase would go into effect.

    Passey added the District has a financial model which looks 25 to 30 years in the future, anticipating major capital projects and maintenance needs and setting an appropriate rate increase that helps to meet those goals.

    The District has just over $1 million in renewal projects budgeted in 2013 for next year, and 2014’s budget would allocate over $3.2 million for renewal projects, Passey said.

    Other notable projects the District will be taking on include just under $1 million for a Summit Park reconstruction project, $37,500 for a Silver Creek trunk line rehabilitation project, $100,000 to bring various piping up to standards and $3.3 million to construct a new fleet/training building, as the current one is too small and not up to standard.

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    "Looking down the road, we will design for our Silver Creek facility replacement," Passey said. "We will be doing engineering, design and reconstructive work in 2014 and probably looking towards construction in 2015, maybe 2016, depending on circumstances and conditions."

    Public comment on the proposed wastewater user fee increase and the 2014 budget will be received at the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District’s Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at the District Office, 2800 Homestead Road. For more information, call 435-649-7993 or visit