PUBLIC NOTICE

SEWER RATES TO INCREASE

Just a heads up, due to recent changes in New Virginia’s NPDES Permit to discharge treated waste water into a stream by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and changes that will have to be implemented because of these changes, we are looking at considerable increases in sewer rates.

At present, customers pay at a rate of $11.50 m

SEWER RATES TO INCREASE

Just a heads up, due to recent changes in New Virginia’s NPDES Permit to discharge treated waste water into a stream by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and changes that will have to be implemented because of these changes, we are looking at considerable increases in sewer rates.

At present, customers pay at a rate of $11.50 minimum, based off the first tow-thousand gallons water usage, plus $2.75 rate per every one-thousand gallons thereafter.  In the event you are later than the tenth of the month in paying your water bill, a $5.00 penalty for sewer has been added to your bill; this is all in addition to your water usage rates and/or penalties.  

The New Virginia Sanitary Sewer District Board is considering a $4.00 rate increase to the basic rate, with a $5.00 increase to all late payments of bills.  Thus, the minimum monthly sewer rate would be $15.50 per month, with a $2.75 rate every per one-thousand gallons used thereafter.  And, the penalty would increase to $10.00 for a late payment versus the original $5.00 penalty.  

Along with these proposed rate increases, the 2020-2021 sewer budget will also be discussed and altered as necessary.  

The sewer boards currently working with the engineering firm of Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. of West Des Moines, IA to determine the best course of action to take in order to satisfy DNR in the treatment of e-coil bacteria, something we have never had to treat in the past.  And, based on similar communities of our size that have complied with these new requirements, we've been made aware of drastic rate increases due to the additional use of electricity to treat ammonia the disinfection of the e-coil bacteria, as well as construction of a facility capable of holding water for UV treatment prior to discharge into a stream.  

If you have any input or additional questions regarding this matter, you’re invited to attend any of our monthly sewer board meetings at the fire station on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 pm.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to work through difficult process.  Remember, the board is made up of volunteers and are just the messengers n this requirement.  

New Virginia Sanitary Sewer Board Members: Cheryl Boles, Jim Loomis and Jody Taylor

CONTACT US

Email:      cityclerk@newvirginia.com
Address: 
 PO Box 302
               New Virginia, IA 50210
Phone:    641-449-3492

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