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Water, sewer rates increasing in Norwalk

Scott Seitz2 • Jan 10, 2014 at 11:07 PM

City of Norwalk water and sewer bills received in February for January consumption will reflect an increase in rates and usage over the 1,000 gallon minimum charge will be billed in hundreds of gallons rather than thousands of gallons.

The water rate for usage more than 1,000 gallons within Norwalk city limits will remain at $.72 per hundred gallons and the sewer rate will increase from $.74 per hundred gallons to $.81 per hundred gallons.

Those located outside Norwalk city limits that receive water and sewer services from the City of Norwalk will see water for usage more than 1,000 gallons remain at $1.44 per hundred gallons and the sewer rate will increase from $1.04 per hundred gallons to $1.13 per hundred gallons.

The monthly rate for usage for 1,000 gallons or less, which is the minimum rate, will remain at $3.60 for water and will increase from $3.70 for sewer to $4.05 for a combined charge of $7.65, for those located within Norwalk city limits.

The minimum rate for those located outside Norwalk city limits that receive water and sewer services from the city of Norwalk will remain at $7.20 for water and increase from $5.20 to $5.65 for sewer for a combined charge of $12.85.

Storm water rates will remain at $1.35 per ERU (Equivalent Residential Unit) for bills received in February 2014.

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.

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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