Is the rate increase comparable with other jurisdictions for similar wastewater services?

Yes, the proposed rates are similar, and in some cases less than, those of the following areas: Salida, Stockton, Manteca, and Turlock.

 Total Charge for Service in Communities

CommunityTotal Charge
Ripon$22.40
Fresno$25.75
Sacramento$31.56
Tracy$34.00
Merced$40.29
Modesto (current)$41.78
Modesto (3.5% Increase)$43.17
Manteca$43.30
Waterford$44.01
Turlock$44.16
Salida Sanitary$46.30
Stockton$46.75
Newman$46.96
Riverbank$49.48
Patterson$49.94
Tuolumne Utilities District$51.00
Ceres$59.03
Oakdale$61.27
Hughson$74.95
Lathrop$75.00


Comparison Chart

City of Modesto Rates Study


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1. Is the rate increase comparable with other jurisdictions for similar wastewater services?
2. What are the approved new sewer rates, and when will they be effective?
3. Why are sewer rates being raised?
4. Where can I view a copy of the Wastewater Rate Study?
5. Who do I call if I have questions?