The Sunrise Beach Board of Trustees set sewer rates for its proposed wastewater treatment system at its Feb. 11 meeting.
The design of the treatment plant has been reviewed and approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the line system is now being reviewed.
Village officials expect the construction permit from DNR will be issued in March. The system is the first phase of a larger plan to eventually sewer the Highway 5 corridor. Phase one will run along the highway from Lake Rd. 5-39 to the Hurricane Deck Bridge.
The village's sewer rate ordinance sets residential user rates — whether in a single family or a unit in multi-unit dwelling — at $46.12 per month.
Light commercial and institutional users will be charged $61.71 per month and small commercial $236.35 per month. Light commercial is defined as a non-residential user contributing between 15 and 300 gallons per day (gpd). Small commercial users are non-residential customers that contribute between 301 and 750 gpd.
Medium commercial customers — non-residential users contributing 751-2,000 gpd — will be charged $666.12 per month. Non-residential users contributing 2,001-7,500 gpd are considered heavy commercial and will be charged $3,320.36 per month. Super heavy commercial — contributing more than 7,501 gpd — will pay $6,148.82 per month.
GPD will be determined through the city's or users' water meters.
Extra strength users will also be charged $2.96 per pound of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and $1.85 per pound of Suspended Solids (SS). Extra strength users are customers contributing greater than normal domestic strength wastewater. Normal domestic strength is defined as wastewater that has a BOD concentration of not more than 250 mg/l and an SS concentration of not more than 300 mg/l.
Users discharging any toxic pollutants which cause an increase in the cost of managing the effluent or sludge from the treatment system, or any substance which causes an increase in the cost of operations, maintenance or replacement, will be responsible for the increased costs.