Water, sewer rates going up

Lower than usual water usage as well as the large capital investment of $48 million for upgrades to the water treatment plant are being pinned as contributing factors to an increase in Aquatera utilities.

Residents will see increases across the board on their bills for solid waste, wastewater as well as water consumption.

“The water charges will go up 3.6%, as will the garbage charges,” said Bernd Manz, “The wastewater charges will go up 7.5% and that’s really driven by the upgrade to our wastewater treatment plant.”

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