Beginning in August 2019, rates for water and sewer will increase by 4.5%. This change will result in an increase of $1.47 per month on a minimum household utility bill, which is based on 2,000 gallons of water usage.
Goals for the Increase
There are several reasons behind the need for a rate increase, but the primary goals remain:
Keeping the Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund sustainable
Meeting or exceeding the requirements of state issued permits
The safe provision of drinking water and collection of wastewater