Water Sector News & Trends

Salt Lake City water, sewer bills will keep getting more expensive for years to come in proposed plan

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900073500/salt-lake-city-water-sewer-bills-will-keep-getting-more-expensive-for-years-to-come-in-proposed-plan.html

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City's water rates have slowly eked upward for the past three years — and they're slated to continue going up for the foreseeable future.

On top of past hikes, some sewer rates are proposed to more than double in the next five years, with a 112 percent total increase by 2024.

That means a "medium-use" household's monthly sewer bill would increase from the current bill of about $24 a month to nearly $52 a month by 2024 — or from about $291 a year to roughly $620 a year by 2024.

This year alone, the proposed sewer rate increase is about 18 percent, which would bring the current medium-use household rate up by about $5 a month. The rate is proposed to continue to rise about 18 percent each year for the next few years.