Residents of Franklinton may soon see their water, sewage and gas bills jump. Three ordinances were introduced at the Franklinton Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday (October 10, 2017) to increase water, sewer and gas rates. The Board will hear comments and vote on the ordinances at their 6:30 pm meeting October 24, 2017.
Water: While the flat rates will increase minimally (From $18 to $19 for residential and $21 to $22 for commercial), residents will see a 25% increase (from $2.00/1000 gallons used to $2.50/1000 gallons used); commercial users will see a 23.8% increase (from $2.10/1000 gallons to $2.60/1000 gallons).
Sewage: Sewage rates will see a bigger jump. The flat rates will increase from $19 to $22 for residential and $25 to $35 for commercial. Residential usage rates will jump $41.67%, from $3.00/1000 gallons used to $4.25/1000 gallons used. Commercial usage rates will jump 28.57%, from $3.50 /1000 gallons used to $4.50/1000 gallons used.
Gas: Residential users will see an increase in the monthly charge of 58.62% (from $7.25 to $11.50). Commercial users will see an increase in the monthly charge of 75.61% (from $10.25 to $18). Usage rates will apparently remain unchanged.
To hear the new rates proposed in the ordinances, click here - the proposed ordinances begin at 2:00 minutes into the video. To view the current rate structures, click here and then go to Chapters 20 and 11.