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Norwalk water rates going up

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Updated Jan 7, 2018 at 12:13 AM

Norwalk residents will pay more for water in 2018.

City water and sewer bills received in February for January consumption will reflect an increase in rates, Norwalk officials announced Friday.

The water rate for usage for more than 1,000 gallons within Norwalk city limits will increase from 86 cents to 90 cents per 100 gallons and the sewer rate will remain the same at $1 per 100 gallons.

Those residents located outside Norwalk city limits who receive water and sewer services from the city will see water for usage of more than 1,000 gallons increase from $1.72 to $1.80 per 100 gallons. The sewer rate will remain the same, $1.40 per 100 gallons.

The monthly rate for usage for 1,000 gallons or less, which is the minimum rate, will increase from $4.30 to $4.50 for water and the $5 sewer fee will remain the same. That will be a combined charge of $9.50 for those residents located within Norwalk city limits.

The minimum rate for those located outside the city limits who receive water and sewer services from the city will increase from $8.60 to $9 for water. The $7 sewer fee will remain the same, for a combined charge of $16.

Storm water rates will be $1.40 per equivalent residential unit (ERU) for bills received in February.

According to Norwalk officials, water and sewer rates are determined annually by a review of increases and decreases in the budget for the water and sewer facilities as well as determining the average consumption during the past three-year period. Storm water fees are determined annually by a review of increases and decreases in the budget for storm water purposes along with a review of the total equivalent residential units in the city.

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