The countdown is on for owners of 680 La Cañada Flintridge properties in three proposed sewer project areas who must decide by early next month whether or not they want to form a single assessment district to pay for a $40 million, low-pressure sewer system.
Although traditional gravity systems have been installed successfully throughout the first three sewer assessment districts in the northern half of the city, such a project was deemed prohibitively costly due to the rocky terrain in the regions below Foothill. This prompted the city to propose a less expensive alternative.
Sixty-three percent of homeowners living in the districts 5A, 6E and 6J who participated in an earlier vote indicated they wanted the city to gather engineering reports that would provide estimated annual assessments per lot for the low-pressure system. District 5A includes homes south of Berkshire Avenue; 6E and 6J are both west of the 2 (Glendale) Freeway and south of Foothill Boulevard. If the voters approve, those three districts will together form Sewer Assessment District No. 09-1.