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South Tahoe Public Utility District to hold hearing on proposed rate increases

South Tahoe Public Utility District will hold a public hearing Thursday, May 16, prior to a board vote on proposed rate increases for sewer and water.

The district is considering a five-year series of rates increases — up to 5% per year for sewer and up to 6% per year for water. According to STPUD, a typical residential customer could see an approximate increase of $7 per quarter for sewer and $11-$13 per quarter for water.

As district staff have explained during public meetings, much of STPUD’s infrastructure is outdated and in need of repair or replacement. Additionally, more than 10% of the STPUD’s water system lacks adequate water capacity to fight a major fire.

The meeting starts at 2 p.m. in the STPUD board room at 1275 Meadow Crest Drive. The board will listen to public comments before adopting rates and a budget for the coming fiscal year.

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