Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I’m a Sandy Point customer, why do I have multiple bills?
Briefly, as mandated by the EPA, sewer expansion and upgrades were implemented in Sandy Point. As the costs were significant the USDA provided the loans for both Phase I and Phase II. Some customers may have only Phase II and sewer usuage bills, while others may also have an additional Phase I billing. This is a forty-year loan which is billed each month to the Sandy Point customers affected with the new expansions and/or upgrades. Customers do have the option to payout the loans, please contact your friendly Accounts Specialist for the payout amount(s).
Please refer to correspondence sent to all Sandy Point customers in October 2015 ~ SP Customer Letter
Q: I’m a new Sandy Point sewer customer what will my rates be?
A: Your base rate will be the same as all District sewer customers $44.93 per month your bill will also include line item charges for the following:
- The new sewer line extensions, known as our Phase I – monthly rate $51.73
- Upgrades to the sewer pump stations (charge will apply to all Sandy Point sewer customers) Phase II -monthly rate $34.09
- Upgrade to the Sandy Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (charge will apply to all Sandy Point sewer customers)
Q: What’s going on in the rest of the Lummi Nation east of Lake Terrell Road?
A: Lots of things!
- Extension of water and sewer to the Phase II of Kwina Apartments (funded by the Lummi Housing Authority)
2014 Projects: (all projects funded by Indian Health Services)
- Upgrade sewer pump stations 3 & 4 on Lummi Shore Rd.
- Extend water and sewer utilities to Phase I of the Turkey Shoot subdivision to provide service to 12 single family residences and 12 tri-plexes for the Lummi Housing Authority.
- Extend water and sewer utilities to the Olsen subdivision to serve 108 single family residences.
Q: What’s going on in Sandy Point?
A: In short, a lot of things!
The Sandy Point sewer system is undergoing a major expansion and upgrade.
2013 Projects: (funded by USDA Rural Development Low Interest Loans)
- Upgraded three sewer pump stations
- Installed over 15,000 feet of additional sewer line extensions
- Upgrade four sewer pump stations (funded by USDA Rural Development Low Interest Loans)
- Upgrade and rehabilitate the Sandy Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (funded by USDA Rural Development Low Interest Loans)
- Extend water system to serve Tribal members on Sucia Drive and Cleo Rose Lane (funded by Lummi Indian Business Council)
- Extend water and sewer through the proposed Grace Erickson Subdivision to serve Tribal Members. (funded by Indian Health Service)
- Finish and close out sewer expansion and upgrade projects.