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Business Licenses


Waste Water


Temporary Sewer/Wastewater billing/payment notification


Sewer Payment and Service Information


As a reminder, your sewer invoice is due on the 25th day of each month. All mailed or dropped off payments need to be received at City Hall by 4:30 pm. If you are experiencing a sewer problem, call City Hall at 209-274-2412 ext 119 during business hours or 209-987-0003 after business hours, holidays, and weekends. A member of the wastewater treatment staff will be dispatched to your location and may be able to evaluate the problem.

For billing questions, please call 209-274-2412 ext. 104. 

Wastewater Compliance Project

The City of Ione is embarking on a new water recycling project to help keep city wastewater ratepayer costs down and provide local agriculture a reliable, high quality water supply. Beginning in early summer 2013, the City of Ione will be constructing improvements at its wastewater treatment plant located at the corner of West Marlette Street and Dave Brubeck Road to improve treatment operations, disinfect secondary treated water, and convey some of the disinfected water adjacent lands to irrigate feed crops.  This project is intended to address the concerns raised in a Cease and Desist Order (CDO) issues by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (the Central Valley Board).  For more information on the project and the CDO, click here.

Report of Waste Discharge

Before the City can begin the Wastewater Compliance Project, the Central Valley Board must first approval the Report of Waste Discharge.  The City filed a Revised Report of Waste Discharge outlining modifications to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant on September 28, 2012.  This was followed by supplemental information on November 16, 2012.  Both documents are available for download below:

Environmental Review

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City has prepared an initial study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS & MND), that analyzes the potential environmental effects of the Wastewater Compliance Project and proposes a series of Mitigation Measures to reduce the potentially significant effects of the project to a less than significant level.  The draft IS & MND was released for public review on December 21, 2012; the comment period closed on February 1, 2013. The IS & MND is available for review below:

Prior Master Plan and CEQA Review

In 2009, the City of Ione certified an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City of Ione Wastewater Master Plan (WWMP).  The WWMP looked at a comprehensive upgrade to the City’s wastewater operations, including increasing capacity to 3.0 MGD, incorporating treatment of flows from the Amador Regional Sanitation Agency (ARSA), providing reclaimed water to Charles Howard Park and Unimin Mine, and addressing the concerns outlined in the Cease and Desist Order.  The WWMP project was intended to add capacity to the City's plant whereas the current project is being undertaken to resolve the concerns expressed by the Central Valley Regional Water Board. Therefore, for various political, regulatory, and financial reasons, the City has chosen to replace the WWMP project with the proposed Compliance Project. 

This IS & MND is intended to satisfy the requirements of CEQA for the proposed Project.  In doing so, the analysis and mitigation measures provided by the prior EIR are relevant to the extent that similar impacts may occur as a result of this project.  To that end, the prior EIR has been used as a technical resource and some of the prior mitigation measures identified in that EIR have been incorporated to the extent feasible and appropriate.  Note, however, that in places the prior mitigation measures have been modified to account for the substantially different nature of the proposed Compliance Project. Because this Project is substantially different in scope from the City's prior WWMP project the new project warrants further review under CEQA.

The 2009 WWMP and EIR are available as reference documents below:

Utility Companies

Utility Information For Ione Residents


Gas & Electric Services

Phone: 1-800-743-5000

Water Service

Amador Water Agency
Phone: 209-223-3018
12800 Ridge Road Sutter Creek, Ca 95685

Sewer Services

City of Ione
To pay with a credit card:
Phone: 209-274-2412

For account questions or changes:
Phone: 209-274-2412 ext. 103 

P.O. Box 398 Ione, Ca 95640

Solid Waste Collection & Recycling

Aces Waste Services, Inc.
6500 Buena Vista
Ione, CA 95640
Phone: 209-274-2237

Website link
Currently ACES Waste is the only Collection Company Servicing the Ione area.

Business Concierge Support

The First Step in Growing Your Business

Business Concierge is a complimentary service provided by the Town’s Economic Development, Planning, Building and Engineering Divisions. The Ione Business Concierge provides one-on-one consultation with new and existing businesses.

Planning Your Business

Our knowledgeable staff provides assistance to businesses early in the planning process to minimize up front expenditures.  The Business Concierge’s goal is to make opening a business in Ione a pleasant experience by developing a simple roadmap for business owners.

Building Your Business

Concierge staff identify requirements specific to the unique needs of each business. The roadmap developed for businesses will identify applicable codes to the specific type of improvement being made and only require information on plans that pertain to the scope of work.  You will also be provided with insight on how to meet the requirements of other regulatory agencies such as the Planning Department, Building Department, Fire Department, and others.

Marketing, Retail Incentives, and More

The Business Concierge Service is not only a clearinghouse for guiding your way through the permitting process at the City of Ione.  Our resourceful staff will steer you towards supported programs that promote business vitality. Such programs include personalized listings on the City of Ione’s business web site, ribbon cutting ceremony, cooperative advertising opportunities, retail façade improvement assistance, business workshops and other opportunities.

City of Ione Library

25 East Main St.
Ione, Ca. 95640


Monday: 10:00 - 1:00
Tuesday: 2:00 - 7:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 1:00
Thursday: 1:00 - 5:00
Friday: 1:00 - 4:00
Children's story time: Mondays at 10 am open to children 1-5 and their caregivers

Wi Fi Access available during Library open hours

The Ione Library is part of a network of community libraries, a main library, branches, and outreach services providing books, information and other resources for people of all ages in our diverse communities. The main Library home page can be located at:

About Ione

 The “Castle City,” Ione offers the perfect blend of small town charm and quality living. Its quaint character and convenient location just 30 miles south east of Sacramento make it the perfect place to work, live, and play. Incorporated in 1953 and located in Amador County the Town comprises 4.7 square miles with a population of approximately 7703. Ione is known for its small-town atmosphere and its outstanding quality of life.

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Ione’s historic downtown features shops, restaurants, and landmarks that draw people from throughout the area. You’ll find unique shops with  one-of-a-kind items, antiques and pizzerias with family friendly fare. The community enjoys a seasonal creek, biking routes through the scenic foothills, dedicated open space and free parking. 

One of Ione's most desirable attributes is its sense of community. The City hosts a wonderful array of events throughout the year from sporting events to street fairs to holiday celebrations. Ione offers highly rated schools, exceptional public safety, and unending recreational activities (including golfing, biking, swimming, community parks, horse arena, baseball and soccer fields, skate park and more) add to the City's unparalleled appeal.

Community leaders are committed to cultivating and sustaining a positive business environment. This is achieved with proactive and supportive staff and economic and business diversity. 

The City of Ione, California

The City of Ione is nestled in the beautiful oak covered foothills in the Gold Country. Residents and visitors to Ione enjoy the gentle climate, pastoral setting with oak trees and farmlands, and the family-oriented atmosphere of this medium-sized city.

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