THE FEE INCREASE WAS APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON NOVEMBER 16, 2016 AND DECEMBER 21, 2016.
Increase of $5 per month per residential equivalent.
Rebuild of 30+ Yr old sewer processing plant and to meet New Requirements set by EPA and State of Utah
Division of Water Quality.
Why an increase of $5 per residential equivalent per month?
Wastewater collected by Mt Olympus Improvement District flows to
Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility (CVWRF), a regional
treatment plant owned by Mt Olympus Improvement District and 6
other local entities.
* The sewer treatment facility was constructed in 1980 and is now
37+ years old. While the physical structures including buildings and
process tanks have a design life of approximately 50 years, the
mechanical, electrical and controls systems and components have a
shorter design life of 20 to 25 years and are now failing and in need of
* The biological treatment process employed by CVWRF (plant),
while state of the art in the 1980’s is not able to remove phosphorus to
the low discharge levels required by regulations recently adopted by
the Utah Division of Water Quality. Therefore, this portion of the
process must be replaced with newer treatment technology.
* Several large collection system lines also need rehabilitation by
slip-lining due to sever corrosion caused by hydrogen sulfide gas
generated from decomposition of organic matter in the wastewater.
* Once the existing facility rehabilitation and upgrades to remove
phosphorus and other pollutants are complete, CVWRF facility will be
ready for the next 30 years of service.