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Current Rates and Fees

Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District Approves New Sewer Charges

The sewer service charges provide the resources needed to protect public health and the Bay environment by maintaining top quality sewer service. The rate revenue is helping pay for the $54 million in upgrades to the treatment plant and the conveyance system; and keep pace with the rising costs of supplies, power, chemicals, and all our other costs.

The bill for most customers appears on the annual property tax notice. It is not a tax; the charge is placed on the property tax bill because that costs less than mailing and collecting individual bills.

Cost Cutting to Hold Down Rates

The District continually seeks out opportunities to decrease costs and increase efficiency. For example, the District: completed major projects on schedule and below estimated costs; decreased employee pension and retirement cost; outsourced selected activities to less expensive private contractors; increased cross-training of employees for improved efficiency; and implemented many other cost-saving steps.

Five Year Rate Summary for Properties Within the City of Sausalito

If you live in the City of Sausalito, you receive two sewer charges—one from the City and one from Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District. Those charges cover two entirely different services.

The City of Sausalito is responsible for properly collecting and containing wastewater within Sausalito City limits. City of Sausalito residents pay a collection charge to the city.

Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District (District) is responsible for the large pumps, pipelines, and controls that convey wastewater to the treatment plant, safely treat and disinfect it, and discharge it to the Bay through an outfall.

Fiscal Responsibility and Teamwork. Working together, the City and the District share resources and operate the sewer system in support of each other and as efficiently as possible, to protect our health and safety. Each entity charges separately for their part of the services.

Total Sewer Service Charges from Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District (Per EDU)

Total Sewer Service Charges from Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District (Per EDU)
 CURRENTFY 2020-21FY 2021-22FY 2022-23FY 2023-24
Single-Family$866$906$942$970$999
Multi-Family$771$793$824$849$875
Floating Homes$659$683$710$731$753
Non-Residential$866$906$942$970$999

Definition of EDUs

The rates are per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU). Sewer service charges are measured in EDUs. One EDU represents the capacity and wastewater strength of a typical single-family dwelling unit. Properties such as multi-family units may have more than one EDU.

Rate Summary for Properties Within Marin City, Floating Homes and Other Unincorporated Areas

The District provides all sewer-related services for Marin City, floating homes, and other unincorporated areas within the District’s boundaries: collection of wastewater in neighborhoods; use of large pumps, pipelines, and controls to convey wastewater to the treatment plant; safe treatment and disinfection; and discharge into the Bay.

Total Annual Sewer Service Charges from Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District for Marin City, Floating Homes, and Other Unincorporated Areas (Per EDU)

Total Annual Sewer Service Charges from Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District for Marin City, Floating Homes, and Other Unincorporated Areas (Per EDU)
 CURRENTFY 2020-21FY 2021-22FY 2022-23FY 2023-24
Single-Family$1,058$1,104$1,162$1,261$1,386
Multi-Family$940$967$1,018$1,105$1,215
Floating Home$803$831$875$949$1,043
Non-Residential$1,058$1,103$1,162$1,261$1,386

Definition of EDUs

The rates are per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU). Sewer service charges are measured in EDUs. One EDU represents the capacity and wastewater strength of a typical single-family dwelling unit. Properties such as multi-family units may have more than one EDU.

Additional Collection Charge Paid to the District

Customers within the City of Sausalito pay a similar charge to the City for sewer collection services. Contact the City for more information about this charge.

Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District Annual Collection System Supplemental Charge for Marin City & Unincorporated Areas (Per EDU)

The charges shown below for sewer collection services have been added into the Total Sewer Service Charges shown in the table above for Marin City, floating homes, and other unincorporated areas.

Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District Annual Collection System Supplemental Charge for Marin City & Unincorporated Areas (Per EDU)
 CURRENTFY 2020-21FY 2021-22FY 2022-23FY 2023-24
Single-Family$192$198$220$291$387
Multi-Family$169$174$194$256$341
Floating Homes$144$148$165$218$290
Non-Residential$192$198$220$291$387

Questions or Comments About Sausalito–Marin City Sanitary District Service or Rates?

We are here to help. If you have questions or comments about Sanitary District services or rates:

Call 415-332-0244, Monday-Friday 7 am to 3:30 pm
Or email info@smcsd.net