Newsletter, July 2011: Issue Updates

July, 2011

Dear RRWPC Supporter:
RRWPC water and wastewater issues are rather quiet for now. Within a few months, all that will change. In the meantime, we are developing a new and more comprehensive website for our organization. With no critical meetings or comment periods coming up soon, we offer our review of important issues we’ve been tracking.

Russian River County Sanitation District (RRCSD)…
Our last mailer went into considerable detail on RRCSD, so here is a brief update. The County received approximately 250 protest forms on fee increases, representing about 9% of the hook ups. We are sorry that more of you did not participate. While we may never get enough protests to stop the fee hike, we could send a more powerful message that ratepayers are fed up with the high costs of sewer. This in turn would help us challenge some of their decisions. Every March you will receive that orange form, usually announcing a 5% or 6% fee hike. We urge you to sign it next time and send in one protest for each parcel you own. Together we can make a difference.