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Published: Tuesday, 8/26/2014 - Updated: 3 months ago

Toledo City Council approves sewer rate increase

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Customer sewer rates have been raised by Toledo City Council to help provide better wastewater treatment. Customer sewer rates have been raised by Toledo City Council to help provide better wastewater treatment.
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Toledo City Council today voted 11-1 to approve new sewer rate increases for those in the city.

The new rate plan calls for 7.1 percent annual increases through 2019 and a 7.9 percent increase in 2020.

By 2020, average homeowners in the city — defined as those who produce 3,000 cubic feet of sewage per quarter, a volume typical for a family of four — will pay $228.14 every three months for sewage, up from the current rate of $150.05. 

The money is required, city leaders say, to fund upgrades for the city‘‍s waterways inititiave to help keep sewage out of the area’‍s waterways.



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