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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.