Higher Sewer Bills Coming
City Council Passes Rate Increases Of 25 Percent Over Two Years
Posted: December 12, 2012 at 5 a.m.
Bentonville residents will see their sewer bills jump by 25 percent in the next two years after the City Council voted 5-3 to raise wastewater rates at Tuesday’s meeting.
At A Glance
Bentonville residents will start seeing their wastewater bills increase in March. The initial 15 percent increase will change their facility charge from $10.60 to $12.19. Consumption costs will rise from $6.08 per 1,000 gallons to $6.99 per 1,000 gallons.
A 10 percent increase will follow in January 2014. That increase will raise facility charges to $13.41 and consumption costs to $7.69 per 1,000 gallons. The average household uses about 4,500 gallons a month, according to HDR Engineering.
Source: Staff Report
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