These high sewer rates coming as Bellingham replaces treatment plant incinerators

Mar 4, 2022

Bellingham residents are looking at sewer rate hikes that could double or triple current rates over the next five to 10 years as the city looks at making its Post Point wastewater treatment plant more environmentally sound.

No action has been taken, but members of the City Council’s Public Works and Natural Resources Committee got their first look at proposed higher rates in a meeting Monday, Feb. 28.

Preliminary figures were shown as part of City Council discussion of options regarding how to get rid of solid waste left from the sewage-treatment process at the city moves forward with replacing its aging incinerators at a cost of more than $220 million.

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