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            The Washington East Washington Joint Authority approved a rate increase at the June 27, 2022 regular monthly meeting.  The rate increase will become effective October 1, 2022.  The rate increase is necessary to offset increased inflationary costs the Authority has been experiencing over the past 12 months.  The Authority has observed significant increases in costs for electrical power, water, natural gas, gasoline, diesel, as well as equipment and chemicals used in the wastewater treatment processes.

              The Authority is also expanding our efforts to remove Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) of storm water and ground water from the sanitary sewer system.  The approved rate increase will also cover costs for the expanded I/I Removal Program.  Removal of I/I will reduce both operating costs and capital costs while providing increased capacity in the existing sanitary sewer lines and pumping stations.

                 The current usage rate will increase from $6.00 per 1,000 gallons to $8.75 per 1,000 gallons as metered by the water company

              The current Pump Station rate will increase from an additional 1.75 per 1,000 gallons to $2.00 per 1,000 gallons as metered by the water company

                The current Grinder Pump rate will increase from an additional $1.80 per 1,000 gallons to $2.00 per 1,000 gallons as metered by the water company.


                                           JOINT AUTHORITY



RATE SCHEDULE (effective October 1, 2022)




Sewer rentals shall be due at the following monthly or quarterly rate from all users who discharge sewage containing no process or industrial waste or other matter more concentrated than domestic sewage as determined in accordance with the regulations of the Authority:


                                                                                                                  PER MONTH              PER QUARTER

          MINIMUM USAGE CHARGE (up to 4000 Gallons)------------------   $21.00                        $35.00


          PER QUARTER

          MINIMUM GRINDER PUMP CHARGE (up to 4000 Gallons)------------------------------------   $8.00


          PER QUARTER

          MINIMUM PUMP STATION CHARGE (up to 4000 Gallons)-------------------------------------   $8.00


     USAGE BLOCK (Per 1,000 Gallons)




           Usage charge for Each 1,000 gallons used----------------------------------------------------$8.75    


           Lift Station Rate where Applicable           Add per 1,000 gallons-------------------------$2.00


           Grinder Pump Rates where Applicable    Add per 1,000 gallons ------------------------$2.00


The amount of sewerage service furnished to each user shall be deemed to be equal to the amount of water supplied to such user by the water company; and the usage of sewerage service, expressed in terms of gallons per month, or gallons per quarter, shall, except as otherwise hereinafter provided, be equal to the consumption of water as metered by the water company.

WWTP Nitrification Towers Upgrade


The Authority is currently in the process of updating the Nitrification Towers at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and improving tertiary treatment equipment.  The items being replaced are pumps, electrical drives, motors, distribution arms, media and structural supports. The total cost of the project will be approximately $2,000,000.00 and should be completed in the fall of 2014.


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