FREDERICKTOWN — Council will propose a water rate decrease as a cushion as it raises sewer rates.
Fredericktown Council Monday decided to prepare an ordinance that will increase sewer rates 18 percent gradually over 10 years. The first four years will be offset by a 2 percent decrease in water rates.
Councilmember James Hobson said the sewer rate increase schedule will be three percent every year for four years, followed by 1 percent increases every year over the following six years. To help customers absorb the increases, water rates will be reduced by two percent for the first four years, Hobson said. The two percent decrease for water will go away after the four years.