Utilities

New Utility Code Nears Completion

A significant project is underway at the city. Over the next several months, we will re-write the Salida Municipal Code. The water and wastewater utilities chapter is the first to be addressed. The ordinance adopting the revised code will be presented to city council on April 19 for approval on first reading. Changes of most […]

Salida Utilities Customer Survey

We want to hear from you! In an effort to gather your opinions on a some specific topics related to customer billing we developed a short customer survey. The survey takes just a few minutes and is available at city hall or may be completed online. One topic that comes up repeatedly is the quarterly billing cycle. Many people […]

Wastewater Plant Manager’s Spring Update

The Wastewater Project has been put on hold, awaiting rebid of the project. We have decided to add some components back into the project that we originally had talked about but did not think we could afford. But with the lower interest rates and the money available we have added the components back into the […]

Water Rates Will Increase April 1st

Council approved a water rate increase that will go into effect April 1, 2011. For well over a year now, we have discussed the need to increase water rates to keep up with costs. The fund is not breaking even and reserves are depleted. Water service is provided to residents and property owners in Salida […]

Rates to be increased for water service

A revised water rate study recently completed by the city’s engineering firm Schmueser Gordon Meyer (SGM) is now available for review. The draft study, which was made available on March 1st, indicated rates are well below the required level to pay for the cost of the plant and water system. Alternatives for increasing rates will be considered by the … more […]

Re-writing the Salida Municipal Code

The City has begun a project to re-write the Salida Municipal Code. The primary goals of this project are two-fold – increase the relevance of the code by removing obsolete regulations and improve the city’s operating efficiency. Before approving the 2011 budget, the City Council asked staff to review the work performed in each department. […]

How is my water / sewer bill calculated?

The amount of your bill from the City of Salida (The Salida Utilities) for water and sewer service is made up of multiple components. Flat quarterly fees are charged for service from the time a tap is first purchased. Your bill also includes an amount for usage based on water meter readings. Water usage charges […]

How much are Salida’s tap fees?

As of January 1, 2013, a single family residential tap fee for water and sewer within the city limits is $13,070 or $14,914 if the property is located in the “high zone.” Most lots west of Holman Avenue are in the high zone, but check with city staff to be sure. The cost of a commercial […]

Wastewater Safety Award, Project Update

The City of Salida Wastewater Treatment Plant Project has been advertised for bids. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held at 10:00 A.M. on November 5, 2010 at City Hall and then at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  There were 7 contractors in attendance, with a total of 24 people.  Bids will be received by the City […]

Advertisement for bids – 2.7 MGD Wastewater Treatment Facility

Separate sealed bids will be received by the City of Salida for the construction of a 2.7 MGD Wastewater Treatment Facility. Please note that the City issued an addendum to this request for bids on November 12th to extend the deadline until 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 9th at which time the sealed bids will … more […]