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Record No: CB 120128    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120128
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: In Committee
Current Controlling Legislative Body Transportation and Utilities Committee
On agenda: 8/18/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to drainage services of Seattle Public Utilities; adjusting drainage rates to pass through changes to treatment rates charged by King County and meet capital financing requirements; amending Section 21.33.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code to reflect adjusted rates; and amending Section 21.76.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code to adjust credits to low-income customers.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Ex A - Drainage and Wastewater Rate Study, 3. Presentation
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to drainage services of Seattle Public Utilities; adjusting drainage rates to pass through changes to treatment rates charged by King County and meet capital financing requirements; amending Section 21.33.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code to reflect adjusted rates; and amending Section 21.76.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code to adjust credits to low-income customers.
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WHEREAS, Seattle Public Utilities has recently completed a rate study incorporating guidance of its adopted 2021-2026 Strategic Business Plan; 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, drainage and wastewater rates are calculated in accordance with the financial policies adopted by Council Resolution 30612 and Statement of Legislative Intent 13-1-A-1; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Public Utilities' wastewater and drainage rates are based on the sum of the treatment rate and system rate; and
WHEREAS, the wastewater and drainage treatment rates are designed to pass through treatment expenses paid to King County and Southwest Suburban Sewer District, and any taxes, expenses, or discounts concurrently incurred; and
WHEREAS, the wastewater and drainage system rates are design to pass through all other expenses, and any taxes or discounts concurrently incurred; and
WHEREAS, discount program credits for qualified customers indirectly billed for services need to be updated to reflect changes to rates; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subsection 21.33.030.D of the Seattle Municipal Code, which section was last amended by Ordinance 126215, is amended as follows:
21.33.030 Drainage servic...

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