Basic maintenance and repairs have been made in subsequent decades. But upgrades necessary to keep it in top condition were deferred, in part from a rate freeze that was in effect for years.

We will look at new alternative ways to improve our wastewater system. But nothing has been decided on because we want the public to have a say in what types of upgrades the project should encompass.

Though rates will triple by 2015 to pay for the program, rates will remain at or below other California cities.

I've always dreamed of coming to see Punxsutawney Phil. It's in my genes. I have just always wanted to do this.

There is a general lack of awareness about wastewater issues in the community. People are more in tune with the water issues because of the 2002 bond measure passed to [improve their water supply].