Monday, September 9, 2013

$33 to $58 Monthly Sewer Rate Increase

Ruston has a new sewer system after decades of debate and hand-wringing. It took about a year to install all the lines and there are several shiny new streets as a result (along with a functioning sewer system). It's time to start paying back the $4.1 million loan that paid for the project, which equates to every residential connection being charged an additional $33 and each business $58 per month for the next 40 years. The increase will be begin next month. More details about this decision are available on the council meeting minutes from August 20, 2013 (link here).

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