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Water and sewer rates in Northborough to rise

Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 10, 2007 10:31 AM

NORTHBOROUGH

The average household will pay $22 more for water and $62 more for sewer service this year based on new rates that will be reflected in bills mailed in October.

The new rates will be applied to water usage that began in May, Public Works Director Kara Buzanoski said.

Water rates increased 5.5 percent mainly due to increasing in the price of using water from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Buzanoski said. The new block rates now start at $33.21 for each thousand cubic feet used, an increase of about $1.75. The average household uses 12,000 cubic feet of water a year, officials said.

Sewer rates went up 15.6 percent because of payments on capital projects, Buzanoski said. The new block rates start at $37.73 for each thousand cubic feet used, an increase of about $5.00.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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