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Proposed Ordinance Revision Would Establish Sanitary Sewer Billing Rate Classifications for Food Establishments

The Madison Sanitary Sewer Utility is proposing an ordinance revision to establish sanitary sewer billing rate classifications for food establishments. The stated intention of the ordinance is to distribute the cost to treat wastewater more fairly and uniformly as well as to encourage better maintenance of grease trap systems.” The Madison Sewer Utility will be holding 3 informational sessions on the ordinance as follows (each at 6:00 p.m.):

  • November 16, 2016 Warner Park Recreation Center, Community Rm 1 1625 Northport Dr
  • November 17, 2016 Engineering Operations Training Room 1600 Emil St.
  • December 6, 2016 Madison Central Library, Room 301 201 W. Mifflin St.

The change would affect retail food establishments in Madison that process food that have more than $25,000 per year in gross sales and is proposed to take effect on April 1, 2017. It is projected that affected food establishments will initially experience a 60% increase in sewer costs for the volume component of their bill, and food establishments who fail to submit an annual grease trap maintenance report will be bumped to the higher tier billing rate, which is a 120% increase in the volume component of their bill.

For more information, see the Madison Sanitary Sewer Utility’s website.

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