Why do rates continue to increase?
Rates have increased as the City of Nampa responds to the needed maintenance of our current infrastructure. Delaying maintenance due to lack of funds can lead to increased costs for emergency repairs since it is seven times (7x) more expensive than planned repairs, and an increase in breaks due to aged infrastructure of the current water lines.
Are developers paying their own share or are these rates supplementing growth?
While rates for residential customers increase, so does development fees. The City of Nampa collects impact fees and hook-up fees for new development.
The proposed increase will go towards maintenance, not expansion.
To learn more about impact fees, visit cityofnampa.us/1261/Impact-Fees.
Why are sewer rates increasing?
In May 2018, City of Nampa residents voted to approve a $165million sewer bond which included consistent and steady increases each year through FY 2026. To learn more, visit cityofnampa.us.us/sewerbond.
Are there any programs to assist me with paying my utility bill?
The Nampa Shares & Cares program assists City of Nampacustomers with utility billing. The Salvation Army of Nampa assists with the application process by first calling (208) 467-6586, ext. 9.
For additional information, or to donate to the Nampa Shares &Cares program, contact the City of Nampa utility billing office at(208) 468-5711.