Friday, May 28, 2010

August County: Public hearing on water/sewer rate increase

Neighboring governments in Staunton and Waynesboro have voted to raise water and sewer utility rates, and now Augusta County is looking into doing the same.

A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. at the Augusta Government Center in the public meeting room. The proposed rate increases are published in today's Waynesboro News Virginian, page A9.

This is the opportunity for the public to learn more. The notice in the newspaper read:
Augusta County Service Authority Proposed Water & Sewer Rate Schedule

The Augusta County Service Authority, pursuant to Section 15.2-5136 of the code of Virginia (1950 as amended), hereby gives notice that on July 28, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. a public hearing will be held in the Augusta County Government Complex in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, 18 Government Center Lane, Verona, VA, for the purpose of receiving comments from its customers and other interested parties on the adoption of the proposed water and sewer rate increases to become effective for bills generated after July 31, 2010, in accordance with the following scheduled.
The schedules are listed in the newspaper. Example of rate increases:

Unmetered residential bi-monthly sewer fixed fee effective: 8/1/10 - $78.53; 7/1/11 - $86.19. More details can be found at the Augusta County website.

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