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Garbage, Water Rates to Increase

New rates to start on July 1.

Mark your calendar for July 1.

That's when garbage and water rates are scheduled to increase for Livermore residents, according to a report by the Valley Times Newspaper.

The new rates were unanimously approved by the city council on Monday. Officials said the rate hikes are needed due to residents consuming less water and recycling more trash, according to the report.

Further details from the article by Bay Area News Group Reporter Robert Jordan:

  • Garbage rates will increase between $3 and $6 per month for residential service, depending on the size of trash containers used. Residents currently pay between $14 and $80 per month for service. Commercial rates will increase by 13 percent.
  • Water rates will increase by 9 percent on July 1 and another 4.5 percent on July 1, 2013.
  • In January, customers will also be hit with a likely 7 percent increase, called a pass-through, that is a result of an expected rise in the price the city is charged by the Zone 7 Water Agency, the wholessaler the city buys water from. Dublin and Pleasanton have also implemented a similar charge.
  • Most residential customers will see their monthly bills increase about $10 from the current $64.19 to $74.15 in July 2013.

View the full article on the Valley Times website.

Mike S June 19, 2012 at 04:06 AM
The rates are being raised on garbage so I have decided to lower my garbage from the 64 gallon container to the 20 gallon container. My extra garbage will go into the recycle container.
Rich Buckley October 04, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Some of you posters expressed an interest to meet with the City on garbage policy and problems. The city has set the following meeting: Below is the location, date and time for your meeting with Public Works requesting your feedback and suggestions as a property manager regarding Livermore Sanitation Services and lien issues.  Day:  Tuesday          Date:  October 9th Time:  10:30am Location:  Maintenance Service Center 3500 Robertson Park Rd Livermore, CA  94550 I personally will be focused on solutions when we meet. If you want to dive over with me and deliver your comments, please meet at my office by 9:45am. The issues I plan to present are posted here: http://tinyurl.com/3k8o3fm Since my issues my not be your issues, you may want to personally deliver your own comments. My phone is 925-443-1133 if you're planning to join in. Rich
Mark Tarte October 07, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Why pray tell, do these meetings always seem to be scheduled in the middle of the work day when most folks cannot get away to attend?
Mark Tarte October 07, 2012 at 04:40 PM
BTW Rich, thanks for the heads up and offer.
Californicated1 October 07, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Letting "no good deed go unpunished"! You do what you are supposed to do in regard to refuse and recycling and what happens? You get your rates jacked up. If we have fireplaces in our homes, we might as well just take our recyclable paper and other refuse and just burn it with some firewood to mask the smell just like my grandparents used to do when the City of Aurora banned burning trash in the back yard incinerator. As for Mayor Marchand, he should remember how he got elected into that office in the first place. It was because his predecessor did a lot wrong to the point that we all got fed up with him and voted him out of office and put Marchand there. And when the next election is up for Marchand's office, his biggest worry at that point may be if he goes the way of his predecessor.

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