All residential, commercial and industrial rate payers in the Omaha metro and suburban communities who use the regional sewer system will also help pay the estimated $1.66 billion (2011 Dollars) for the required improvements. Residential sewer rates will see the average residential rate increase to around $50 per month by the year 2017.
It was recognized early in the Program study that these new rates would be a hardship for some residents. The City took a pro-active role and along with the Community Basin Panel formed a sub-committee to determine assistance options for fixed and low income residents when rates begin to rise.
A rate assistance program is available through the existing state energy assistance program managed by the Metropolitan Utilities District who bills the sewer fees on behalf of the City.
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Omaha's 2013 Sewer Use Charges