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Harrisburg water/sewer rates set to rise in 2022, as Capital Region Water finalizes budget

Nov 30, 2021
https://theburgnews.com/news/harrisburg-water-sewer-rates-set-to-rise-in-2022-as-capital-region-water-finalizes-budget

The average Harrisburg water and sewer customer will pay a few dollars more a month in 2022, as Capital Region Water approved new rates for next year.

Last week, CRW passed its 2022 budget, which includes a 3% increase for drinking water and a 4% hike for wastewater service.

Under the new rate structure, drinking water rates will rise from $10.04 to $10.34 per 1,000 gallons. Wastewater rates will increase from $8.23 to $8.56 per 1,000 gallons.

According to CRW, the average Harrisburg customer who consumes 45,000 gallons of water annually will pay about $2.60 more per month.

The stormwater fee, first imposed in 2020, will remain the same at $6.15 per month for most residential customers.

“At Capital Region Water, we are focused on finding equitable and creative ways to repair aging infrastructure, reduce combined sewer overflows, address localized flooding and runoff, and meet state and federal clean water requirements,” said CEO Charlotte Katzenmoyer, in a statement. “It’s a testament to our leadership that we’ve been able to keep rates predictable each year we present our proposal.”

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