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Raleigh, Garner will pay more for water

Posted April 10, 2014

— Raleigh and Garner residents and property owners should expect to see an increase in the fees associated with their water and sewer bill beginning in July.

If approved with next year’s budget, sewer volumetric rates will increase 4.4 percent from $3.82/CCF to $3.99/CCF. A new infrastructure replacement fee is also proposed in order to fund the replacement of the city’s aging water infrastructure. Users with larger pipes will be charged more than users with smaller ones. The replacement fee is expected to raise about $10.7 million in revenue.

City Councilors preliminarily approved the increase Tuesday in order to begin updating the billing systems and alert the city’s customers to expect a change. Final approval of the increase will come when next fiscal year’s budget is adopted by July 1.

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  • A person Apr 10, 2014

    Seems there are some towns that buy water from Raleigh who's bills should also be going up, or going up before Raleigh's residents bills go up, like Cary, Apex, and Holly Springs

  • Mike Slawter Apr 10, 2014
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    It seems as if we keep getting charged more and more, and see nothing in return. Infrastructure improvements? Perhaps the city can explain why when we have our own solid waste services division, we are contracting with private waste companies to pick up trash at city facilities?