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Greenville to vote April 17 to raise water rates

Apr 13, 2023 12:55 pm

Melanie Lekocevic reports at Capital Region Independent Media that the Town of Greenville is expected to raise water rates by 26 percent at the April 17 town meeting. Town Supervisor Paul Macko said, “We haven’t had a water rate increase in Greenville in more than 15 years.... I really and truly think that if we had to do it all over again, we would have increased by 1.5 percent or 2 percent each year so the people aren’t smacked upside the head with a 26 percent increase.” Engineers are still determining how large the increase will be. For an average user, the current water rate of $56.20 for 10,000 gallons of water a quarter would increase to around $70 a quarter. The town is also discussing voting for a charge for a final meter reading when a home is sold. Macko also said his town can't get the water meter reading software to work properly, with incorrect bills resulting. "Sometimes it just goes berserk,” Macko said. Read more about this story in The Upstater.

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