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New Chapel Hill Water Rates Go Into Effect Next Week

Starting next week, Chapel Hill and Carrboro customers could save more money by cutting back on water use.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Starting next week, customers in Chapel Hill and Carrboro could save money by cutting back on water use.

Instead of charging a flat rate, rates will vary, based on water usage. Orange Water and Sewer Authority officials said the typical household will see about a 7 percent increase if its water use remains the same.

OWASA puts the new rate structure in effect on Oct. 1.

OWASA serves Carrboro and Chapel Hill and the UNC campus and surrounding areas.

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