Residents of east central Salt Lake County will see their sewer bills nearly double under a proposed tax increase by Salt Lake City Suburban Sanitary District No. 1.
A public hearing is set for Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. at the district offices, 3932 S. 500 East.
Oquirrh Recreation tax proposal
A public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center Tennis Club House. The Oquirrh Recreation and Parks District is proposing a tax increase that would add $12.93 year on a residence valued at $144,241.
The sanitation service area runs from the Wasatch foothills to 900 West between 2800 South and 6200 South.
The proposed tax on a residence valued at $223,000 would increase from $25.27 per year to $47.96 — or 90 percent.
Tax on commercial property valued at $223,000 would go from $45.94 a year to $87.19, according to the proposal.
The sanitary district has not increased taxes in more than 20 years, according to Kerry Eppich, general manager. "Most of our lines are over 30 years old, with quite a number that are over 50," he told The Salt Lake Tribune. "It’s getting to the point where we need to do some rehabilitation."
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