Water CycleProposed Rates


The City of Stockton Municipal Utilities Department is responsible for the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater (also known as sewer). This is a vital service that supports public health. The City is committed to providing high-quality, safe, and reliable wastewater services at the lowest possible cost. It must also meet legal requirements, along with increasingly strict State and Federal Clean Water Standards and regulatory requirements. The City Council has recently approved advancing with the notice and public hearing proceedings for the consideration of the proposed wastewater rates and charges.


The proposed monthly rate adjustments will allow the City to:

  • Continue to meet, or exceed, all legal, Federal, and State regulatory requirements;
  • Construct wastewater treatment plant upgrades to comply with new and stricter wastewater discharge limits by June 1, 2024;
  • Properly operate and maintain the wastewater treatment plant, wastewater pipelines, and pump stations; and
  • Maintain the long-term financial stability of wastewater operations. 


The City Council invites the public to attend a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in the City Council Chamber, at 425 N. El Dorado Street, to consider all testimony and written protests to the adoption of proposed rate adjustments to City of Stockton wastewater (sewer) service fees.


The City Council also invites the public to attend community meetings to learn about proposed wastewater rate adjustments for City of Stockton utility customers:


Thursday, April 25, 2019

6:00 p.m.

Arnold Rue Community Center

5758 Lorraine Ave.


Thursday, May 2, 2019

6:00 p.m.

Stribley Community Center

1760 E. Sonora St.




For questions about the proposed wastewater rate adjustments or the rates applicable to your property, call 209-937-5001. Leave a voicemail including the best number to reach you and your question(s). The Municipal Utilities Department will return all calls within two business days. To submit a question via email, visit AskStockton, click "Utilities" and select "Sewer/Wastewater Proposed Rate Adjustments."



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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/18/2019