Manchester Council raises water, sewer rates

On May 28, the Manchester City Council passed the third and final reading of an ordinance which will raise water and sewer rates.

According to city documents, the water base rate will increase from $5.93 per month to $6.04 per month for standard 3/4 inch meters. Water charges will increase by 2% going from $3.15 to $3.21 per 1,000 gallons of water consumption.

The water rate for water not returning to the sanitary sewer system (outside water meter use) will increase to the following rate: Monthly Basic Service Charge of $0.82 plus $3.75 per each 1,000 gallons of water consumption.

The sewer base rate will increase by 1% from $11.08 per month to $11.19 per month. Sewer charges will increase by 1% from $6.13 per 1,000 gallons of water consumption to $6.19 per 1,000 gallons of water consumption.

Residents can expect to see the new rates on their June 30 bill.