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Evansville City Council approves sewer rate hikes

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How rates would increase if city council approves the vote. How rates would increase if city council approves the vote.

Evansville City Council members gave their final vote on the city's $540 million federally mandated sewer repair project to fix combined sewer overflows. 

Monday night's vote will raise sewer and water rates for every customer connected to the city's lines.

The vote approved $120 million in rate hikes for the EPA mandated project and maintenance work.

The typical residential user's bill would go from $27.12 a month to $35.83 next year. Then $38.74 in 2015 and $45.72 in 2016.  That's an increase of more than $18.

Out of city customers would pay a 35 percent surcharge, so this year's typical bill of about $36.60 will rise to $48.37 next year, $52.24 in 2015, and $61.66 in 2016.  That's an increase of $25. 

The new rates will begin next year. 


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