Jackson City Council approves water rate hikes
JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) - People in Jackson will see their water and sewer bills go up.
The Jackson City Council approved a resolution to raise rates for the next two years Tuesday night. Water rates will increase by 8%, and sewer rates will increase by 6%. The increase will take effect on July 1st. Council members said this is a win-win situation.
“The water increase is actually a decrease from the previous proposal we had approved a couple of years ago – three increases of 12%,” said Laura Schlecte, a member of the Jackson City Council. “So, the good news is that the water increase is down by 4%.”
The higher rates will allow the city of Jackson to replace lead service lines. According to the latest update on its website, more than 10,000 lines need to be replaced.
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