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Bossier City officials look into sewer rate increase

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If you live in Bossier City, you could be paying more for your sewer services.

An ordinance was introduced in today's city council meeting that would raise sewer rates by 41%. That's about $15 dollars more a month on the average bill. If you're paying about $16 dollars a month, after the rate increase your bill could jump to more than $30 dollars. Commercial customers and those living outside of the city limits will be paying more than that.

This is a flat rate increase, so no matter how much use or don't use in bossier, your sewer bill will rise if the measure passes in the next city council meeting.

We spoke with city councilman, Tim Larkin, about why they didn't charge based on how much customers are using. Larkin said, "It's difficult to make an assessment on how much money that would produce. And it's important that there be a relationship between the increase that you have and the repayment of the monies that you would then borrow."

Recently, Bossier passed a measure for residents to pay $8 dollars extra a month for their trash service. That rate increase will also be reflected on water bills come January, so you'll have to combine that trash fee with the sewer rate hike, if the measure passes.

 

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