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Hattiesburg City Council Approves Sewage Rate Increase

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg residents will soon have to pay more for sewage rates.

The City Council passed an increase that will make costs jump more than double.

Most Hattiesburg residents are not looking forward to the higher sewage rates that will start in a few months.

"I know people need to make money but it's just too much," city resident Edwin Walker said.

"I don't think it should go up," Denise House said, another city resident. "That's harder for those on fixed income and I have a father who is and it's the same thing for him.

The rates will more than double.

"I can agree with an increase but not doubling the price,"Grantham Woods said, a city resident.

The council members Deborah Delgado and Henry Naylor are the two opposing votes. Delgado said some residents just can't afford it.

"It's just back breaking for come of our citizens," she said.

This is just the first sewage rate increase. The company Groundworx is contracted to build a new land-application treatment system for the city's waste. The increases will help pay for some of the costs.

"It has been determined that increase will be a 250 percent increase of the current bill.," Delgado said.

Residents say they hope the new facility gets rid of the stench that lingers in the air.

"If they can get rid of the smell, I won't mind paying double,"  Walker said.

 

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