Stormwater Utility Rate Study

City of Mt. Shasta

Mt. Shasta, CA

The City of Mt. Shasta is soliciting Requests for Proposals from qualified consultants for a Stormwater Utility Rate Study. The City of Mt. Shasta has updated its Stormwater Master Plan to identify and prioritize stormwater and dry weather runoff capture projects that provide multiple benefits, including water quality, climate resiliency, water supply, flood management, ecosystem services, and community enhancement. The City has not conducted a Stormwater utility rate study since the 1990's, if at all to charge the current rate of $1 per ratepayer per month.

Today, Mt. Shasta's stormwater system consists of remnant creeks and wetlands which are interconnected to an aging network of pipes, drains, ditches, and culverts. There is a great deal of deferred maintenance in the system, with key pieces of infrastructure at or beyond their design lifetime. Drainage in Mt. Shasta is further complicated by the presence of saturated, poorly draining soils in many parts of the City. However, there are substantial opportunities to improve drainage in the City while also restoring the habitat value of creeks and wetlands. By implementing multi-benefit projects, the City can improve local water quality, flood management, and the environment for the community in a cost-effective manner.

The Stormwater Utility Rate Study will catalog and price out capital improvement projects, operations and maintenance, and new operations for surface water quality testing and vegetation management listed in the 2020 Master Plan. The final study should have options for improvements and services that could be considered part of an upcoming Proposition 218 process to increase stormwater utility rates. The rate study should also price out the improvement over a stated period of time to lessen the financial impact to rate payers.

Proposals must be submitted at or before 5:00 P.M. on March 18th, 2022. A hard copy or an electronic copy of the proposal in PDF format should be delivered in person, by mail, or email to the following address: City of Mt. Shasta 305 N Mt. Shasta Blvd. Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 Attn: Todd Juhasz, City Manager.

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Friday, March 18, 2022

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