Cathy Dyson writes about King George County.
June 26 is public hearing on raising of water, sewer rates
On June 26, customers of the King George Service Authority will be able to give their opinions on the proposed increases in water and sewer rates.
But the raising of those rates—5 percent for water and 10 percent for sewer—seems to be a done deal already. King George supervisors, who make up the Service Authority’s board of directors, agreed in 2010 to increase rates through 2015. It’s all part of the goal to have the Service Authority pay its own way, county officials have said in the past.
This year’s increase is the fifth in a row for residents served by the county’s water or sewer system. Bills are sent out every two months, and the average user consumes about 13,750 gallons of water in that time period, according to the Service Authority’s rate chart.
The bill of the average user would go up from $213 to $231 under the proposal.
The new rates would take effect July 1.
Here’s a detailed look at the proposed increases: Water Sewer Rate Ad for Public Hearing