Petal vs. Hattiesburg: Lawsuit Over Sewer Rates - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Petal vs. Hattiesburg: Lawsuit Over Sewer Rates

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PETAL, Miss. - The City of Petal files a lawsuit against the City of Hattiesburg because of the rising sewage rates.

The suit filed in Forrest County Chancery Court.

It said that Hattiesburg has breached its contract with Petal by increasing the rate. The suit seeks an injunction to stop Hattiesburg from charging Petal at the higher rate.

In 2008, the sewage rate for Petal was renegotiated from 29 cents to 66 cents per 1,000 gallons of sewage.

Last fall, that rate increased to more than $4 per 1,000 gallons of sewage.

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