Sewer Service Charges
On May 11, 2020, the District's Board of Directors held a public hearing and adopted Ordinance 31.40, which established sewer service charges for Fiscal Years 2021 through 2025. Prior to the public hearing, the District participated in a public workshop and mailed a notice of the public hearing and informational brochure to all property owners in the service area.
Annual sewer service charges are collected on the Alameda County property tax roll. The charges appear on the tax statement as a single line item and are listed as "Union Sewer Svc." Sewer service charges are not a property tax and are not related to the assessed value of a property. They represent a charge for a service provided. The District includes the annual charges on propterty tax statements to save the administrative cost of generating and mailing separate invoices. The table below depicts last year's rates and the new rates for FY 2023. If you have any questions, call the District at (510) 477-7500 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to legal constraints, USD does not currently offer a ratepayer assistance program. The USD Board of Directors has made it a top priority for staff to actively search for funding opportunities that would enable the District to provide a ratepayer assistance program. Please click on the "USD Seeking Funding for Ratepayer Assistance" link below for more information.
PDFs of Ordinance 31.40, a table of Adopted Rates for FY 21 - 25, the notification mailer, the cost of service analysis upon which the rates are based, a detailed fact sheet, and answers to frequently asked questions may be found at the links below:
- USD Seeking Funding for Ratepayer Assistance
- Ordinance 31.40 FY 21 - 25
An ordinance providing for the establishment of sewer service charges for Fiscal Years 2021 through 2025. Effective date July 1, 2020.
- Table of Adopted Rates FY 21 - 25
- Notification Mailer - March 2020
- Cost of Service Analysis
- USD FY 21 - 25 Fact Sheet
- USD Frequently Asked Questions