On May 15th citizens of the City of Nampa will vote on how to fund required improvements to the wastewater treatment plant, which currently safely treats or cleans 11 million gallons of wastewater every day. This is what your May 15th vote means: ? Voting “Yes” authorizes bond funding of up to $165 million and results in smooth sewer rate increases of approximately 17% each year for seven years. ? Voting “No” indicates a preference to fund the project with cash, resulting in a sharp sewer rate increase of 93%, followed by annual increases ranging between 12-35% through 2025. Rates are expected to decrease by an estimated 47% in 2026. The sewer bond requires a simple majority to pass (50% plus one vote). If the bond does not pass, the City plans to pay for upgrades with cash through sewer utility rate increases. In other words, if the bond does not pass sewer rates will increase by an average of 93% beginning in October of 2018. We encourage the community to attend any of the open houses scheduled between now and May 15 to learn more. Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (208) 565-5132.