MWRA proposes 3.9 percent rate hike
BOSTON—The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is proposing a 3.9 hike in the wholesale price of water and sewer service next year.
The agency says the proposal would mean a $17 hike in the annual bill for households that use the average 61,000 gallons per year.
An agency spokeswoman says the increase in individual homeowner bills will vary, depending on how much water the homeowner uses and how local water departments decide to pass on costs to ratepayers.
The MWRA's board of directors is scheduled to vote Wednesday to send the preliminary budget to the agency's advisory board. The final vote will not come until June.
The MWRA provides wholesale water and sewer services to 2.5 million people and more than 5,500 large industrial users in 61 greater Boston communities.