Placer County has been billing water fees on the tax bill for over 20 years.
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The initial increase will be effective on August 1, 2022, and each additional increase will take effect on July 1, 2023 and July 1, 2024.
Sheridan residents pay a flat rate for their water usage, unlike residents in most water districts. The proposed 2022 Sheridan rate is $62.42/mo/EDU.
Nearby districts charge a base rate and apply additional charges for usage over a prescribed amount which varies between districts. Current (2022) base rates are:
State law prohibits utilities from offering discounts or providing subsidies, to ensure each property has the same access to, and use of, the water system for the same price. Each property must pay the same amount for the same benefit, e.g., access to, and use of, the water system.
Administratively, it is more cost effective to bill annually. Billing monthly would require additional staffing and thus further increase water fees.
Destroyed or disconnected wells include:
Connected and Active Existing Wells include:
A majority protest is reached when 50% plus 1 of the properties served by the water district object to the proposed fee increase.
The Sheridan Municipal Advisory Council will receive an informational item regarding the proposed fee increase at their May 11, 2022 meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Stewart Hall, 6005 Camp Far West Road, Sheridan, California.