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Sewer district is expected to roll out steep price hikes

Sewer rates in Belvedere and southern Tiburon could skyrocket by more than 60% over the next five years.

The Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin, which provides collection and treatment services to the peninsula south of Gilmartin Drive, hasn’t raised rates in five years, while District Manager Tony Rubio says costs have soared.

In June, the district board is expected to authorize rate increases of 9-10% per year for the next five years. Belvedere rates are now $1,985 and could increase to $2,164 or $2,184 the first year, depending on the exact increase. By 2027, the bill would range from $3,054 to $3,197.

Tiburon rates are now $1,034 per year and could increase to $1,127 or $1,137 — or $1,591 to $1,665 after five years.

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