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Water Rates in Chesterfield May Increase

After the Department of Utilities did a cost analysis, they say a slight adjustment is needed in the overall commodity charge. That’s the metric that calculates the volume of water and wastewater a household uses.

Director of Chesterfield County Utilities George Hayes says the county has a ten-year rate model in place that adds gradual adjustments throughout the years. He says that’s to offset any costs when equipment reaches the end of its life.

"So this year we’re proposing a overall sixty-three cent increase on our average customer’s monthly bill, which would be a one-percent increase.”

If the Board of Supervisors votes to accept the increase, the rate increase would go into effect July 1st.

 

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Ian M. Stewart previously was the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.
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