Notice of Increased Water/Sewer/Garbage Rates

NOTICE OF INCREASED WATER/SEWER/GARBAGE RATES AND CHARGES EFFECTIVE FOR WATER/SEWER/GARBAGE BILLED IN JANUARY 2019

Dear Customer,
The Town met with representatives from the Mississippi State University Extension Service to review the existing rates and future needs for the Town’s water, sewer and garbage services. The recommendation was to increase rates to meet the Town’s needs. The Town has not had a rate increase in over a decade. The rate increases are related to wholesalers raising their rates as they work to obtain new and more reliable supplies and the need to build a new and more reliable infrastructure.

An overall rate increase was approved by the Board to begin January 1, 2019 due to higher costs from suppliers and to accommodate other infrastructure needs. Your water bill will increase by $1.00 for the base rate and $0.25 for the variable rates per month which will also increase the sewer rate according to usage, the garbage rate will increase to $15.00.

For more information about the study conducted by the MSU Extension Services contact us at City Hall.

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