Dear RRWPC Supporter:
While the cost of living reaches skyward as incomes and work opportunities go downhill, increased utility costs that offer no opportunity to limit service, are becoming more and more of a burden to average citizens. Those of us in County Sanitation Districts have no control over the size of our bills. For the convenience of the County, everyone pays the same flat fee, no matter the size of their households, the amount of water used, or wastewater generated. What follows is a case in point.
Ratepayers in the Russian River County Sanitation District (RRCSD) recently received an orange notice announcing fee increases for the coming year. Sewer charges on the 2011 tax bill will go up to $1,153 for each E.S.D. (equivalent single-family dwelling). Those of you who own more than one developed District parcel should have received one notice for each of your parcels and will have to pay that amount for each one.