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Tupelo City Council approves water/sewer rate hike

Water rates will go up 2 percent each year starting in 2018 and the last hike in 2021.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 1:45 PM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 1:45 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Tupelo City Council has approved a 2 percent water and sewer rate hike to pay for infrastructure improvements.

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However, that hike is not just a one-time thing.  It goes up each year starting in 2018 and ending in 2021.

Tupelo Water and Light director Johnny Timmons says a customer who pays $11.05 a month now for 3,000 gallons of water will pay $11.27 starting January 7.

When the final rate hike takes effect January 7, 2021, that bill will be $11.96 a month.

The council voted for the rate hikes during Tuesday's meeting.

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