The Septic to Sewer Advisory Committee presented their recommendations to the Bend City Council on July 12, 2018. The City Council Adopted the Citywide Septic to Sewer Conversion Program on December 19, 2018. The Conversion Program goes into effect on February 1, 2019.
The project study area is the neighborhood bounded by Reed Market Road to the north, 15th Street to the east, Ferguson Road to the south, and generally west of the COID irrigation canal (see Area Map above). The City may use the strategies and policies developed from this project to assist in transitioning other areas of the City from septic systems to sewer.
The City contracted with a team of engineering, financial and public involvement experts led by the engineering / project management firm, DOWL, to develop a design for the sewer as well as the financial strategy and to lead the public involvement process.
The project focuses on two goals:
- Design a sewer system to serve the area
- Develop a financing strategy to help homeowners transition from septic to sewer.
A 12-member Citizen Advisory Committee, which met monthly over the course of the project, developed project policy and financial strategies. This group adopted recommendations to City Council on July 12, 2018. Council is considering these recommendations during fall/winter 2018.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE AND MATERIALS
All Citizen Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public, with an opportunity for public comment.
|7/12/18||Recommendations: Agenda; Draft AC Framework Report; AC Report Attachments; Presentation; Adopted Recommendations; Attachments to Recommendations||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|6/14/18||Focus on Program Components; June 14 Agenda; Presentation; Meeting Minutes/ Summary||3:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|5/10/18||Program Components & Affordability Revised Agenda ; Agenda; Public Comment; Presentation; LID Presentation ; Meeting Minutes/Summary||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|4/12/18||Part 2: Project Costs & Financing Agenda; Revised Agenda; Presentation; Meeting Minutes/ Summary||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
Part 1: Preliminary Engineering & Financing
|4:00-7:30 p.m.||Riverbend Community Room, Bend Park & Recreation District Admin Offices, 799 SW Columbia Street|
|12/07/2017||Agenda, Presentation- Ingredients of Affordability Con't.; Meeting Minutes/ Summary||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|11/02/2017||Agenda, Presentation- Ingredients of Affordability, Interim Policies, Meeting Minutes/ Summary||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|10/05/2017||Agenda, Presentation- Draft Technical Alternatives Analysis, Meeting Minutes/ Summary||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|9/07/2017||Agenda, Full Report- August 12 Focus Groups, Summary- August 12 Focus Groups, Solutions in Peer Communities - Handout, Presentation- Peer Communities & Public Outreach, Minutes/ Summary||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|8/10/2017||Agenda, Minutes, Public Meetings Memo, Presentation, Sewer System Financing and Funding||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
|7/13/2017||Agenda, Minutes, Tour Handout||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Tour, multiple locations|
|6/20/2017||Agenda, Minutes, Audio, Presentation, draft Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule||4:00-6:00 p.m.||City Council Chambers|
SEPTIC REPAIR & SEWER CONNECTION INTERIM POLICY
Please call the Community Development Department for assistance: (541) 388-5580
RELATED PROJECTS & PLANS
Area A1 - Study area for this project is shown as area A-1, as described and shown above.
City of Bend Community Development Department(Information on sewer locations and permit requirements)
Deschutes County Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Information on septic system maintenance and permit requirements including decommissioning your septic system)
Craft3 Clean Water Loans- possible financial assistance