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McComb Increases Water and Sewer Rates More Than 16%

October 4, 2021
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/mississippi/articles/2021-10-03/mccomb-increases-water-and-sewer-rates-more-than-16

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — People in a southwestern Mississippi city will be paying higher bills for water and sewer service.

The McComb Board of Selectmen voted 4-2 Tuesday to increase the base rate for water and sewer by $12.41 a month, the Enterprise-Journal reported. That is about a 16.6% increase.

 

Effective Friday, the city’s new minimum bill is $86.88.

City Administrator David Myers proposed the increase as a solution to the water and sewer fund’s losses, which caused the city to struggle to repay loans from the state.

Myers said in a previous meeting that the city should have gradually raised its water rates to this level over a few years, but that never happened.

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