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  2. City of Littleton officials have proposed a sanitary sewer rate increase in 2015. The Littleton City Council is expected to consider a 2% increase in annual sewer treatment charges during its January 2015 meeting. If approved, the increase is expected to be reflected in customer’s annual sanitary sewer service bills beginning in June 2015. The current sewer service charge for Platte Canyon residential customers is $221.87 per year.


    Sanitary sewer charges cover wastewater treatment processing costs for eight water and sanitation districts plus the City of Littleton. All Platte Canyon wastewater is conveyed by the collection system to the Littleton-Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant at Dartmouth Avenue and Santa Fe Dr. for processing before being discharged to the South Platte River. The plant is jointly owned and operated by the Cities of Littleton and Englewood.


    User charges pay for replacement (36%), maintenance (8%) and operation (56%) of the treatment plant. The plant currently serves more than 75,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties including all or portions of the Cities of Littleton, Englewood, Bow Mar, Columbine, Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, Lone Tree and Centennial. Additional information regarding the treatment plant is available at


    Any questions regarding the proposed sewer rate increase should be addressed to the City of Littleton’s Finance Department by calling 303-795-3772.


    Platte Canyon will provide additional information on the proposed rate increase on this website as well as in future editions of the District’s newsletter Your Water as information becomes available.