Proposed Rate Increase

Written by Colleen Johnson

August 13, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Kootenai-Ponderay Sewer District

The Kootenai-Ponderay Sewer District’s governing board will conduct a public hearing on Monday, August 24th, 2020 in the meeting room at 511 Whiskey Jack Road at 6:00 p.m. in conjunction with the annual Budget Hearing for the purpose of hearing public comments regarding proposed increases for monthly sewer charges and other fees. The reasons for these actions are that increased operating revenue is needed to meet operating and maintenance costs of the system, to fund the ongoing depreciation of the system and to bring other fees more reasonably in-line with current costs. The current monthly user rates and proposed rates per equivalent residential unit (ER) are:

 Current Monthly RateProposed Monthly Rate
Single Family Residence$49.31$51.78
Residential-Com-per ER$49.31$51.78
Admin/Non-Conn Fees-Per ER$9.41$9.88
Commercial User per ER$66.17$69.48
Industrial User per ER$84.30$88.52
Govt/Non-Profit User per ER$24.69$25.92
 Current RateProposed Rate
IWA Fee$25.00 each$ 80.00 each with administrative time charged at $40.00 per hour for all personnel time over 2 hours as well as billed other costs incurred by the District.
Filing Appeal Fee$50.00 each$ 80.00 each with administrative time charged at $40.00 per hour for all personnel time over 2 man hours as well as billed other costs incurred by the District.
Accidental Discharge Fee$25.00$ 80.00 with administrative time charged at $40.00 per hour for all personnel time over 2 man hours as well as billed other costs incurred by the District.
Analysis Fee $25.00$ 80.00 with administrative time charged at $40.00 per hour for all personnel time over 2 man hours as well as billed other costs incurred by the District.
Disclosure Fee$25.00$ 80.00 with administrative time charged at $40.00 per hour for all personnel time over 2 man hours as well as billed other costs incurred by the District.
Pretreatment monitoring, inspection and investigative fees$25.00 $ 80.00 with administrative time charged at $40.00 per hour for all personnel time over 2 man hours as well as billed other costs incurred by the District.

All interested parties are invited to attend. Written comments must be submitted to the Kootenai-Ponderay Sewer District prior to the scheduled hearing by either mailing to P.O. Box 562, Kootenai, ID  83840, or delivered to the District office at 511 Whiskey Jack Road. Additional information is available at the District Office, or by calling (208)263-0229.

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