At Monday evening’s City Council meeting, an increase in city sewer rates was approved.
The approved ordinance will raise rates slightly.
Base rates will increase from $10 to $13. Volume surcharge would increase from
$2.86 per thousand gallons of water usage to $3.25. The last time the sewer rates were adjusted was in 2012,
According to City Administrator John Carder, residents saw a rate increase in 2012 as well.
“We took an increase a year ago, as it turned out, the wastewater treatment plant project got bigger and we had to adjust amounts,” he said.
Carder said with conclusive numbers on the wastewater treatment plant project, the Council could approve more precise increases to offset the cost of the $3 million project.
“We have the bids back now and know what it is going to cost. The KDHE, through the revolving loan fund, the project has to be self-supporting. It is a fairly modest increase,” he said.
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