Mark your calendar: the district is hosting a meeting for all customer communities on
Wednesday, September 19 at 2:00 PM, focusing on actions you can take in your community to reduce chloride pollution. This meeting will be part of district activities for Pollution Prevention Week (Sep. 17 - 23).
Reducing chloride may be the most important action you can take to keep sewer rates low in the future. If the district has to upgrade facilities to meet regulatory limits for chloride, the cost of treatment could increase sewer bills by as much as 500%.
Right now, the district has a window of opportunity to meet chloride limits by reducing salt inputs to the sewer system. If successful, this approach will save hundreds of millions of dollars for our community.
You can help. This meeting will provide you with information, tools and connections that you can use to motivate salt reduction in your community. More information will follow.