The water rates haved increased by 5.0 percent since 2016. However, the flat sewer rate remains at $120.00 per EDU per quarter.
Current water rates: $33.90 for the first 5,000 gallons and $6.78 per thousand gallons used over the 5,000 gallons.
2016 water rates: $32.13 for the first 5,000 gallons and $6.43 per thousand gallons used over the 5,000 gallons.
Factors that necessitated the rate increase include the following: continual increases in the cost of the chemicals used in the treatment of the water, changes mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to the treatment plants, maintenance & repair items and budgeted equipment upgrades.