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Chloride

    Santa Clarita Valley Sewer Officials OK Rate Hike

    Santa Clarita Valley sewer officials approved a rate hike for local ratepayers Monday as what officials called the most “cost-effective solution” to solve a state-mandated chloride limit. The state’s Regional Water Quality Control Board set a limit for the amount of chloride, or salt, that can be in the water sent from local treatment plants to downstream users in Ventura County. “Theres nothing here that I’m comfortable with, but I will say this -- there is no choice,” said Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste, who holds one of three spots on the county board that approved the rate hike, at Monday's hearing. “There is no choice but to find a way to get the lowest cost to the ratepayer.”

    Santa Clarita Valley Sewer Rate Hike Expected To Be OK'dTonight

    Santa Clarita Valley sewer officials are expected to approve a sewer rate hike tonight at Santa Clarita City Hall. The rate hike is to pay for wastewater treatment needed due to a much-debated state-mandated chloride level in the water discharged downstream to Ventura County by the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District.

    Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Discusses Sewer Rate Increase

    Santa Clarita Valley sewage officials formally introduced a rate hike Monday of $16 each year for the next six years in order to pay for a state-mandated chloride-compliance plan. “The goal has been to protect the Santa Clarita Valley ratepayer from substantial fines,” said Grace Chan, chief engineer for the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District. The move ended the state’s Proposition 218 hearing process necessary for a rate change, which is expected to be approved at a Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District meeting next Monday at Santa Clarita City Hall.

    SCV Sanitation District Officials To Host City Hall Meeting Tonight

    Facing a fast-approaching deadline for chloride compliance, Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials are hosting a public hearing Monday night at Santa Clarita City Hall. The 6 p.m meeting is a culmination of months of public outreach by officials seeking feedback on their plan to raise rates to pay for state-mandated chloride treatment. The SCV Sanitation District, which is responsible for the treatment of the local wastewater, proposed fee increases of approximately $17 per year over the next six years, said Dave Bruns, assistant head of financial management for the Sanitation Districts.

    Sanitation District To Host Meeting On Fee Increase For Sewage Treatment

    Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials are hosting Wednesday the first of several informational meetings about our sewage treatment ahead of a deadline for what officials are calling a much-needed fee increase for state-mandated chloride facilities.


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    Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Discusses Rate-Hike Proposal

    Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials introduced a rate-hike proposal they’re hoping to have approved by June, district officials said Wednesday. At the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District board meeting, district staffers pitched fee increases of approximately $17 per year over the next six years, said Dave Bruns, assistant head of financial management for the Sanitation Districts. The district, which provides wastewater and solid waste management throughout Los Angeles County, is being mandated by the state to lower amount of chloride, or salt, in water flowing downstream to Ventura County from local treatment plants. The cost of the new infrastructure necessary to remove the salt is expected to cost upward of $250 million, which is the reason behind the rate increase being discussed, Bruns said.

    Santa Clarita KHTS Sacramento Road Trip Covers Business, Health Care, Chloride

    A Santa Clarita Valley delegation on the KHTS Sacramento Road Trip talked about California's business climate, health care and water concerns

    Chloride Decision To Be Appealed By Santa Clarita Valley Officials

    Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials voted to appeal a state ruling on chloride compliance that could affect Santa Clarita Valley ratepayers

    Santa Clarita Valley Chloride Appeal On Water Denied By State Commission

    Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials were denied in their chloride claim for wastewater sent to downstream users in Ventura County

    Santa Clarita Valley Water Officials Moving Forward On Chloride Treatment

    Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials are working on a test well in order to meet the state-mandated chloride limit in water we send downstream