Water and sewer rates will likely increase

May 14, 2019

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Homer’s water and sewer rates are set to increase. That was the message the city’s finance director, Elizabeth Walton, gave to the Homer City Council during a work session Monday.

“Water is looking at 10 cents per 100 gallons and then sewer is 20 cents per 100 gallons,” she said. “The monthly fees are set to remain the same.”

She said the costs for maintaining water and sewer related infrastructure go up every year.

“And surprisingly in 2018, the consumption was down overall,” she said. “So if consumption is down, then the per gallon fee ultimately goes up.”

City manager Katie Koester said the council will look at a resolution on water and sewer rates during its next meeting.