What’s New: Charges and Rates

What’s New

Sewer Service Charges

An increase to the Oro Loma Sanitary District Sewer Service Charges went into effect July 1, 2017. The 7.5% increase is part of a five-year plan approved by the Board on May 17, 2016. The sewer service charge for single-family residential customers became $238/year (from $221/year). The new rate remains the lowest in Alameda County.

Solid Waste Rates

The District’s agreement with Waste Management provides for annual solid waste rate adjustments for customers, based on a combination factor that includes cost of living and benefit adjustments tied to Waste Management’s labor contracts. For 2017-2018, the contractual rate increase will be 3.54%. The rate for a San Lorenzo single-family residential customer with a 35-gal trash cart would become $17.64/month (from
$17.04/month). The rates for residential recycling and green waste services remain unchanged at $4.60/month. Based on a 2016 study, Oro Loma’s solid waste rates are 37% lower than the average solid waste rates in Alameda County. The Board will consider adopting the new rates at its August 15, 2017 meeting, with an effective date of September 1, 2017.