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The Clean Solutions for Omaha (CSO) Program is financed using a 30-year bond and funded through sewer fees which will increase throughout the life of the program. Until 2006, Omaha had not increased sewer fee rates since 1992. The unfunded federal mandate to reduce raw sewage overflows to our streams is scheduled for completion in 2027.
Implementation of the Clean Solutions for Omaha Program will be financed primarily with 30-year revenue bonds issued in periodic increments as approved by the Mayor and City Council. Sewer fees will be used to pay off the bonds over years to come.
On July 15, 2014 the Mayor recommended, and the City Council adopted on a 7-0 vote, a new rate ordinance which took effect January of 2015 and will continue through December 2018.