How do my SMD 1 - North Auburn fees compare with surrounding areas?
  1. Please see the Sewer Rate Comparison chart.
  2. The rolling hills in this district require expensive pump stations to move the sewage. Fees in local districts that have similar topography such as some districts in Nevada County, and the Cities of Auburn, Placerville and Colfax are comparable to SMD 1 – North Auburn Sewer rates.  
  3. The SMD 1 – North Auburn district is a large, low population district compared to some nearby urban community districts. Although fees may be different for a variety of reasons, in general, the cost per customer typically decreases as the number of customers increases. In highly populated urban communities, there are a large number of people to share fixed costs, resulting in lower fees per customer. Unincorporated Placer County districts are spread over a wide area and are not as densely populated as urban areas. This results in more miles of pipe to maintain per customer.  

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1. Why are SMD 1 - North Auburn sewer fees increasing?
2. If approved, when will the SMD 1 - North Auburn fee increase take effect?
3. How do my SMD 1 - North Auburn fees compare with surrounding areas?
4. Why don’t developer assessments cover the sewer fee increases?
5. I am on a fixed income. Is there any discount or subsidy available?
6. Why is this charge on my tax bill instead of a monthly statement?
7. How long has this charge been on my tax bill?
8. I am all by myself. Why do I pay the same or as much as a family of 4 or 6?
9. How do I object to the proposed increase?
10. A valid protest must contain:
11. What constitutes a majority protest?
12. Where can I get additional information?
13. What is LiSWA and why is it affecting my sewer user fees?