Public Services and Engineering staff gave comprehensive presentations about the City’s water, wastewater, streets/alleys and drainage programs at Monday’s City Council work session in preparation for the Council’s Budget Workshop taking place next week (see below for Workshop information). Updates were given on FY 2020-21 maintenance work and capital projects completed, and future plans and proposed budgets were outlined for FY 2021-22.

Some notable takeaways from the presentations include:

  • In order to maintain and improve infrastructure to meet future water/wastewater demands and regulatory standards, a possible utility rate increase of about 3.5 percent is proposed for each of the next five years
  • The goal of replacing 4,000 water meters was met in 2020-21 and an additional 1,400 are being replaced this summer; 10,000 replacements is the goal for 2021-22
  • Street rehabilitation work proposed for 2021-22 includes the entire length of Renner Road, from Waterview Parkway to Brand Road

Watch the presentations here for more information, including proposed budgets.