As we approach February, with the Flood of 2020 still fresh in our minds, the City finds it necessary to notify area residents of the resources available on the City's website.
For information, and for guidance on what to do pre-, during, and post-flood event, consider reviewing the City's publication titled Flood Preparedness.
Per the 2021 City of Dayton Budget as adopted by the Dayton City Council on December 2, 2020, the utility rates are being increased effective January 1, 2021.
Please find below a summarized breakdown of the changes in the utility bills.
|City Residents||County Residents||Business Customers|
Increase of $4.40
Increase of $6.07
Increase of $6.26
Increase of $9.75
Email City Hall for full fee schedule:
|Basic Monthly Totals:||
Increase of $10.66
Increase of $15.82
With residents possibly rationing or running out of toilet paper, our Public Works Department would like to remind City residents to be mindful on what you can and can not flush down your toilet.
Do flush the "Three P's"
Do not flush:
These items can create system wide blockages and may result in sewage overflowing into streets or backing up into homes.
We ask all City residents to continue to be mindful during the COVID-19, and ongoing. Flushing the unflushables will create unnecessary and highly costly infrastructure damage. Together, we can make a difference and ensure long-term infrastructure success.
The 2020 Census is coming, with first mailers being sent from the US Census Bureau in early March. The census is critical for federal, state, and local agencies, and the data collected is used to allocate over $800 billion nationally in federal programs and resources.
The City of Dayton is taking a procative approach to assist in data collection for the 2020 census. See the attached outreach materials for more information and feel free to visit with staff at City Hall with questions or concerns. We will do everything we can, within our abilities, to help. If we can't, we will direct you to someone who can.
Fats, oils, and grease, as well as "flushable" wipes, towelettes, and rags are the major cause of blockages of the sewer system which can lead to sanitary sewer overflows. Food and grease should never go down the drain because they build up in the line and can cause serious, expensive, and irreversible damage. Only water should go down the drain. Blockages caused by the improper disposal can cause serious damage and be a threat to public health.
Here are some simple steps you can take to keep FOG out of the sewer system: