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About us - who we are
In 1959, the South Davis Sewer District was organized by Davis County as an independent special district to service and provide wastewater services to the south half of Davis County; consisting of Bountiful, Centerville, North Salt Lake, West Bountiful, Woods Cross, and the unincorporated areas south of Lund Lane. A seven-member Board of Trustees governs the District.
The District currently serves a total population of appoximately 90,000 with two treatment plants: The North Plant is located at 1800 West 1200 North in West Bountiful, and the South Plant located at 2500 West Center Street in North Salt Lake. The North Plant can treat up to 12 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater per day, and the South Plant can treat up to 4 million gallons of wastewater per day. In addition to the treatment plants, the District owns and operates a collection system made up of 365 miles of sewer lines, 8,326 manholes and 9 lift stations.
The District has 25 full-time employees. It is empowered to levy a property tax on both real and personal property. The District is required to adopt a budget in December of each year. The Board can adjust the current year's budget up to December of that budget year, providing it is done with the appropriate notices and hearings. This annual budget serves as the basis for the District's financial planning and control.
The District has not raised user fees since 1988. Currently, the user fee is $5 per month per residence and residential equivalent. Since 1988, the District's tax rate has decreased 65% from 0.000940 to 0.00030. The median house value is currently $235,000 and would pay an annual tax of $77.00. This is a total sewer user cost of $11.41 per month.
To provide a service for the collection and treatment of wastewater in the most efficient, economical and safest manner possible. The District believes protecting public health and the environment is parmount in the processing of wastewater. Therefore, the District's resources will be managed in the most effective means to achieve this objective.
We will accomplish our mission by through insightful planning, state-of-art technology, and effective communication.
The purpose of the South Davis Sewer District is to serve it's customers; residential, commerical and industrial, and to provide reliable and quality services in meeting the current and future needs of the public interest at reasonable rates.
We are committed to treat our customers and each other with fairness, honesty, and respect.
The District promotes ethical behavior in the conduct of District business and to ensure fair and open processes involving the public.