How your vote will impact your sewer bill
On November 2nd, 2021, eligible voters in Boise will choose how to pay for critical improvements to our water renewal (sewer) system. There are two ways to pay for these improvements:
- Cash funding would require a significant rate increase right away. Ratepayers provide that source of funding through their every-other-month utility bill from the city
- Issuing a bond would keep rate increases more affordable and predictable
The funding for improvements only impacts your sewer utility bill, not property taxes.
What does my vote mean?
YES: Voting “YES” authorizes bond funding of up to $570 million and results in stable and predictable rate increases over 20 years (9.9% in 2022)
NO: Voting “NO” rejects bond funding, not the projects, and results in sharper upfront rate increases (up to 53% in 2022)