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Mayor announces Evansville Water & Sewer Bill Relief Program

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Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 2:51 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Mayor Lloyd Winnecke joined Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Executive Director Lane Young at the EWSU Board Meeting Tuesday.

The Mayor and EWSU are proposing a $3 per month credit for any household with an income of under $50k annually.

He says that $3 will offset the proposed increase in line for the new water treatment plant.

Per the Mayor’s estimation, about 40,000 people qualify.

He says while the increase is necessary to fund construction of a new water treatment plant - the city of Evansville hopes to offset that added cost.

“We’ve known for a period of five years the likelihood of replacing our water treatment plant was very high,” mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “As time has gone by during this five year planning and study process, we’ve also seen the economy be really good and really not so good, and it’s really not so good right now. So the fact that our bills are going to go up in the first year, $2.27, and we’re able to offer a credit slightly greater than that, that should be really welcome news for our rate payers.

It’s a two year program, that could total up to $2.8 million.

Officials say the program was developed to help people and families, who are income-eligible, lighten the cost of their utility bill.

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