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Drought Leads Rocky Mount to Raise Water Rates

The Rocky Mount City Council has voted to increase water an sewer rates in response to the cost of the drought.

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — The City Council has voted to increase water an sewer rates in response to the cost of the drought.

Water rates will go up 2.5 percent, and sewer rates will increase 5 percent, officials said.

The increases are expected to cost the average resident about $1.14 more each month – an extra 28 cents for water and 86 cents more for sewer.

City officials said the increases should generate an additional $250,000 by the end of the fiscal year in June.

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