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City Utilities is entering year 13 of the 18-year plan to improve our sewer system.

The plan, ordered by the U.S. Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency requires major investment in the sewer system. It’s a Federal order with no federal funds.

In 2008 as City Utilities began the plan it was clear that customer sewer rates were the only source of revenue to make the improvements. In 2020 we are moving forward to fund the last phase of the Consent Decree and the Long Term Control Plan. Watch this video to learn more about how we got here and the impact the improvements are already having on our community.

For the final phase of the improvements, 2020-2025, $380 million will be invested to protect our rivers, support our neighborhoods and prepare the community for the future. Most of the investment, $245 million over the next six years, will take place in neighborhoods.

You can learn more at a public informational meeting on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Omni Room located in the basement of Citizens Square – 200 East Berry Street.

A public hearing will take place on February 18, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in the basement of Citizens Square.