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Madison County Commission votes to increase water rates

The Madison County Commission voted unanimously to increase water rates. The Madison County Commission voted unanimously to increase water rates.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The Madison County Commission unanimously approved of a water rate increase at a meeting Monday morning.

The new rates go into effect June 1st.

For the average residential customer using 6,500 gallons a month, the water bill will now include a base fee of $10 and $2.50 for the first 2,500 gallons. That would bring the average bill from $24 a month to $30.

Garver Engineering did a study and recommended a higher rate increase, but the Madison County water department the smaller increase.

[Click here for the Garver study (PDF)]

This is the first water rate increase in Madison County since 1998.

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