Citizens encouraged to attend the proposed sewer district meeting

SHELLEY – East Idaho Regional Wastewater Authority (EIRWWA) plans a public hearing tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Shelley City Hall for May’s proposed sewer district election.

EIRWWA has planned a public meeting Thursday evening, March 24th at 7 p.m., at Shelley City Hall to discuss the proposed sewer district, which will be on the May election ballot. This meeting aims to explain how the proposed district will treat your sewage, how you will be represented as a user, and what, if any, effect it may have on your sewer rate.

“We would like people to come out to this short public meeting to see how this sewer district will work and how it will benefit them,” Shelley Mayor Pascoe said. “It is important that people are educated on this issue before the May election.”

The meeting will include a short presentation by JUB Engineering, an announcement of the appointed representatives of the proposed district, and a question-and-answer session.

“EIRWWA provides sewer service to those living in the city of Shelley and those living in the county surrounding Shelley. Many businesses and operations around exit 113 use the system,” EIRWWA representative Jeff Kelley said. “Although the proposed district will not affect your rates, it will greatly change how you are represented related to your sewer service.”

  EIRWWA currently charges monthly its users $39.58 per unit, which represents almost 42 percent of your monthly utility bill if you live in Shelley. Plus, the facility is in the middle of a 34.5-million-dollar upgrade, which will impact future development in the area.”

Community Pioneer will broadcast the meeting live on their YouTube channel. However, those who would like to ask questions will need to be present at the meeting. 

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