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Summary of Rates & Fees

In 2014, the Utah Division of Water Quality (UDWQ) passed a rule mandating an increase in removal of phosphorus from all Utah wastewater treatment plant discharges effective January 1, 2020 (R317-1-3.3, Utah State Administrative Code).  In addition to the new phosphorus rule, UDWQ issued South Davis Sewer District more stringent ammonia limits for both of its treatment plants. 

These more stringent regulations necessitate substantial infrastructure improvements at both of the District’s treatment plants.  The effect of constructing these improvements will be increased costs and capital construction and operation of much more sophisticated treatment facilities.  The District has a long-standing tradition of fiscal responsibility.  Even after the rate increase approved in October 2020 is enacted (effective January 1, 2021), customers of the District will pay an annual sewer rate that is 48% of the Wasatch Front average.