Did City Council adopt new sewer fees?

Yes. In December 2019, Shaker Heights City Council approved legislation authorizing new local sewer fees to be phased in over four years starting in 2020.

  1. A new fixed monthly local sewer fee that applies equally to each water account, which will be phased in over four years.
  2. An increase in the local usage rate (per thousand cubic feet of water used or MCF), which will vary depending on water usage and will be phased in over four years.






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1. Did City Council adopt new sewer fees?
2. What is the new fixed fee schedule?
3. Have we ever had a fixed fee? Are there other cities that have fixed fees?
4. What is the schedule for the increase in local MCF rate?
5. When was the last MCF rate increase?
6. What is an MCF?
7. Is the fee based on the local MCF rate a variable charge?
8. Does this fee apply to all property owners?
9. How much money will the fixed fee and the rate increase/MCF generate?
10. Why are new fees needed?
11. What will the fees be used for?
12. How have the sewers been funded until now?
13. What is the benefit of using fees instead of the operating funds for sewer maintenance and repair?
14. How much has the City spent on sewer maintenance and repairs since the major flood that occurred in July 2014?
15. How do Shaker’s sewer fees and rates compare to other communities?
16. What programs are available for help paying sewer and water bills?