Water Rate Increase Coming to Harrisonburg

Those getting their water from the City of Harrisonburg will soon see a higher water and sewage bill.

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Later this summer, those getting their water from the City of Harrisonburg will see a higher water and sewage bill because the city has raised the rate 7 cents per 1,000 gallons.

The city council has already approved the increase for the 2015 budget, but they are required to hold a public hearing to hear concerns or support from the community. This will allow them to amend any part of the ordinance if they see fit. The increase will add about $4 to each customer's bill every year.

"With the current state of the economy an increase like that is to be expected. In the end, I understand that the city has to implement that increase in order to offset their maintenance and operations fees," said Ni Milstead, who lives in Harrisonburg.

The public hearing will be tonight at 7 p.m. during the city council meeting.

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