The first week of budget work sessions for the City of Sheridan wrapped up Friday with City Utilities Director Dan Roberts discussing the Utilities Division, in particular, water and sewer. Roberts stated that the City will have utility GIS mapping available to the public on the City's website soon.
Roberts said that due to increased revenue last fiscal year, the City didn't have to raise water and sewer rates. While he's projecting a 1.5 percent increase in the water rate and a 2.5 percent hike in the sewer rate that would take effect January 1, 2014, he says it's still too early to tell.
Roberts also informed the Council that last year the City treated 1.69 billion gallons of water for the City and the SAWS system, which is a record for the City. He attributed the high number to the warm dry summer.