Assembly approves sewer utility rate hike


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The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously passed an ordinance that will raise the amount that sewer utility rates will increase by in FY24 during its June 5 meeting.

In May 2022, the assembly voted to increase sewer utility rates by 3% annually from FY23-FY26, but this new ordinance will double the planned rate increase in FY24, raising rates for one year by 6%.

According to an annual rate review of the utility, the 6% raise is needed to keep up with increased costs and expenses to the borough.

During the first reading of Ordinance #2023-06 the May 2 assembly meeting, Utility Director Kar...

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