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Record No: CB 119075    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119075
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 11/17/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125443
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to wastewater and drainage services of Seattle Public Utilities; adjusting wastewater and drainage rates; amending Sections 21.28.040 and 21.33.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code to reflect the adjusted rates; and amending Section 21.76.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code to adjust credits to low-income wastewater and drainage customers.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Signed Ord_125443
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to wastewater and drainage services of Seattle Public Utilities; adjusting wastewater and drainage rates; amending Sections 21.28.040 and 21.33.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code to reflect the adjusted rates; and amending Section 21.76.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code to adjust credits to low-income wastewater and drainage customers.

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WHEREAS, Seattle City Council Resolution 31760 adopts a 2018-2023 Strategic Business Plan Update for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) that guides utility investments, service levels, and rate paths through 2023; and
WHEREAS, the Strategic Business Plan Update included increases in the capital and operating requirements of the Drainage and Wastewater Fund in response to federal and State regulatory requirements, as well as environmental and infrastructure concerns, with a resulting increase in revenue requirements; and
WHEREAS, SPU has identified wastewater and drainage infrastructure needs requiring additional capital funding; and
WHEREAS, the Strategic Business Plan recommends a 2018 Drainage and Wastewater rate adjustment to spread the impacts of new capital and operating requirements over multiple years; and
WHEREAS, wastewater and drainage credits for qualified low-income customers, not billed directly by Seattle Public Utilities, are based on typical residential bills, and credits for such customers need to be revised to reflect the changes in the wastewater and drainage rates; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subsection 21.28.040.B of the Seattle Municipal Code, which section was last amended by Ordinance 125191, is amended as follows:
21.28.040 Wastewater volume charge
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B. The wastewater volume rate shall be the sum of the treatment rate and the system rate, as follows:
1. Treatment rate. The "treatment rate" shall be the rate required to pay t...

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