Each year by July 1, the Authority Board adopts a budget for the cities of Campbell, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and the Town of Los Gatos setting forth the operational expenses for the West Valley Clean Water Program Authority in the coming fiscal year. The annual budget details the apportionment of the expenses for each member agency. Each agency’s cost share to fund collective stormwater management activities is allocated by population.
FY2023-24 Annual Budget
View the Adopted FY2023-24 Operating Budget.
Previous Years’ Annual Budgets
View the previous years’ Annual Operating Budgets (FY2013-14 through FY2022-23).
The cities of Campbell, Monte Sereno, and the Town of Los Gatos fund stormwater permit compliance activities through a storm sewer assessment on the county tax roll. Since 1992, the assessments were collected by the West Valley Sanitation District alongside the sewer service charges on the annual property tax bill under the heading "WV Sewer Sani/Storm." The rates range from approximately $16 to $20 for residential parcels; fees for commercial parcels are based on square footage. The assessments have not increased since 1994. In September 2019, the Authority began collecting the sewer service charge. These charges appear as a single line item titled “STORM SEWER” on each County secured property tax bill (for Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno). Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about the Storm Sewer Service Charge.
View Storm Sewer Rates (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024)
The City of Saratoga’s primary funding source is its General Fund.
Revenue may only be used to fund stormwater permit compliance activities. The revenue funds Authority operations and activities that member agencies choose to conduct collectively as well as storm drain operations and maintenance activities conducted at the municipal level.
Water Quality Improvement and Flood Prevention Initiative Survey
On July 17, 2023, the West Valley Clean Water Authority (WVCWA) mailed a survey to approximately 12,000 property owners in Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Saratoga. The survey is one opportunity for the public to provide input regarding a proposed funding measure to support local water quality improvement and flood protection efforts. If you receive the survey, please read the enclosed information and either fill out and mail back the paper survey or complete the survey online at your earliest convenience.
If you did not happen to be randomly selected to receive the survey, your opinion is still important to us. If the results of the survey are positive, there will be additional opportunities for the public to provide us with feedback.
The results of the survey will be presented to the WVCWA Board of Directors at our regularly scheduled meeting on September 7, 2023. All members of the public, whether or not you received a survey in the mail, are welcome to attend.
For more information, please read the Water Quality Improvement and Flood Prevention Initiative Factsheet.