Northwest Lakewood Sanitation District provides sewer services to approximately 4,000 homes and 500 commercial buildings spread over six square miles in Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, and unincorporated Jefferson County. The District maintains over 65 miles of sewer pipeline and 1,400 manholes. The District contracts with the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District to process over two million gallons of sanitary sewage (wastewater) each day prior to discharge to the South Platte River.
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The District was quite busy in 2015 with ongoing maintenance and sewer rehabilitation projects. The rehabilitation work will continue in 2016.
Consistent with prior year's actions, the District's Board of Directors (the Board) reviewed long-term projections detailing the cost of annual operations, maintenance and rehabilitation projects, prior to determining the 2016 Facilities Renovation and Service Fee (FRSF). After careful consideration, the Board determined to increase the FRSF from $225 per single-family residential equivalent per year to $250 effective January 1, 2016. The annual fee is due April 1, 2016 and will be considered late if not received by April 15, 2016.
The Board understands that fee increases are never popular; however the decision to increase the fee by $25 for 2016 was made in order to continue to proactively address the needs of the aging sewer system which serves all of the homes within the District. The financial projections indicated that an even greater increase was justified in order to keep pace with the present and future maintenance and rehabilitation needs of the 60 year old sewer system. However, the Board kept the increase to $25 because it is sensitive to the financial impact the fee increase will have on the homeowners in the District.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact a member of the Board or AJ Beckman, the District Manager, at 303-987-0835.