Gwinnett County water + sewer rates to increase starting 2021, infrastructure improvements planned
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners(BOC) has approved a water and sewer rate resolution that sets rates for the next decade with planned gradual increases.
Officials said the rate resolution, which was approved on Oct. 27, will ensure funding to make needed investments in improvements, as well as for responsible maintenance and operation of the water and sewer system.
Last week, the Board of Commissioners approved the Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority to issue bonds to finance the investment projects. The new rate structure will support the repayment of the bonds.
Economic development and service demand growth have resulted in the need to expand and extend existing infrastructure. In addition, the County must maintain and rehabilitate critical assets as well as address aging infrastructure in order to avoid future failures that can interfere with service to customers and harm the environment.