Thursday, May 15, 2014

Chester: Sewer Rates Moving To Next Step

Chester will move ahead to a public hearing to get more input on sewer rates. The municipality agreed on an equivalent dwelling unit system that will see all users pay a basic rate of $522.89, with rates increasing based on usage. It was a unanimous decision by council members. Warden Allen Webber feels it's a fair way of doing things.

Five of the six existing sewer systems in the municipality are running a deficit. Webber says with this option, they will have to pay down the debt in a different way. A public meeting to discuss sewer rates will be held on June 4th at 7pm at Forest Heights Community School.