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Norwalk water, sewer bills to increase

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Jan 9, 2019 at 7:27 PM

City of Norwalk water and sewer bills received in February for January consumption will reflect an increase in rates.

The water rate for usage more than 1,000 gallons within the city limits will remain the same at 90 cents per hundred gallons and the sewer rate will increase from $1 to $1.05 per hundred gallons.

Those residents located outside the city limits who receive water and sewer services from tNorwalk will see the water rate remain the same — at $1.80 per hundred gallons and the sewer rate will increase from $1.40 to $1.47.

The monthly rate for usage for 1,000 gallons or less, which is the minimum rate, will remain the same at $4.50 for water and increase from $5 to $5.25 for sewer. The combined charge will be $9.75 for those located within the Norwalk city limits.

The minimum rate for those residents located outside the city limits who receive water and sewer services from the Norwalk will remain the same at $9 for water and increase from $7 to $7.35 for sewer, for a combined monthly charge of $16.35.

Storm water rates will be $1.45 per equivalent residential unit (ERU) for bills received in February 2019.

Water and sewer rates are determined annually by a review of increases and decreases in the budget for the water and sewer facilities as well as determining the average consumption over the past three-year period, per ordinance No. 2012-037. Storm water fees are determined annually by a review of increases and decreases in the budget for storm water purposes along with a review of the total equivalent residential units in the city.

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