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Money Down The Drain! Concord, Clayton Sewer Rates To Increase

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Concord and Clayton’s sewer rates are increasing.

Click on the image above to read the “courtesy notice.”

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Specksynder May 15, 2024 - 6:23 PM - 6:23 PM

Yeah, I got it.

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No Excuses May 15, 2024 - 9:41 PM - 9:41 PM

A single resident Granny bungalow or bachelor japartment pays the same for sewage as a house with 7 or 8 or more people flushing, laundering, showering etc! …. Concord says rates are based on the amount of sewage we send to the Treatment Facility…. so why isn’t it are based on something more EQUITABLE~~ such as actual WATER used and sent down the drain? That would be a truer and much more fair picture of what each residence is “costing” the city.

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Chris May 16, 2024 - 12:27 AM - 12:27 AM

Next month we’ll probably receive another letter telling us to conserve water while many employees continue to work from home and receive pay raises.

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Bob May 16, 2024 - 8:20 AM - 8:20 AM

This is for the sewers, not the sewage treatment. All houses use the same sewers, so it’s simplest if all pay the same rate.

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Never Enough May 16, 2024 - 9:13 AM - 9:13 AM

Bob it clearly says 70% of the charge is for the sewer treatment. Only 30% is for maintenance of sewers.

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Jeff (the other one) May 16, 2024 - 12:12 PM - 12:12 PM

so, do you propose having the City of Concord measure how much water/waste comes from each house? I strongly suspect our regulators would jump at the chance for that much more power in their nannydom, and I would strongly prefer that they do not have that much visibility into our households. Also, I am sure they would like to add on a calculating fee if they had to charge based on volume use vs number of houses serviced by the system. Also, this is a semi-silly argument, they could also charge more if your abode is at the southwest corner of Concord compared to someone at the northwest corner, since they use more of the pipe…

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Never Enough May 16, 2024 - 7:58 AM - 7:58 AM

Be glad if you don’t own a restaurant sewer fees for the business have tripled in a decade.

Just brutal!

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WC Resident May 16, 2024 - 8:01 AM - 8:01 AM

I don’t know how many people read the sewer district’s “Pipeline” newsletter. I have been disappointed with the recent issues as they are all about the district spending money. They are spending money on improvements that are not required today but may at some point in the future may be required. They are spending money on solar panels and a fleet of electric vehicles. All of this is evidence of virtue signalling and not sound fiscal practices. The sewer district posts issues of their “Pipeline” newsletter on line at https://www.centralsan.org/pipeline

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Captain Bebops May 16, 2024 - 10:41 AM - 10:41 AM

I’ve never quite figured out why I often see the same amount of water used for my place even though I’m the only one living here. It’s like an estimated fee for a home of four. However I’ll see how it goes now that I solved the “ghost flushes” for a $7 flapper. 😎

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WC Resident May 16, 2024 - 10:36 PM - 10:36 PM

@Captain Bebops – The water usage reported in HCF increments. One HCF is one hundred cubic feet of water or 748.052 gallons. If you are consistent in your use of water then the bill will show the same HCF usage for each billing period. It’s possible for your usage to swing up or down by as much as 1496 gallons and yet the HCF reported will be exactly the same from one billing period to the next. The meters are very sensitive and show even a teaspoon of usage. To simplify and speed up meter reading meter readers typically have ignored the fractions of an HCF but the meter is still accumulating them.

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claude long May 17, 2024 - 9:44 AM - 9:44 AM

The best spent money out of our taxes i can think of….practical results!!

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