Residents of Bevier will see a water rate increase on their June bill. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade speak with City Clerk Trinette Peukert:
Macon Municipal Utilities raised the Bevier’s rates by 8.2 percent in April. Council voted to pass along the increase to their residents at the last meeting. Peukert says this is necessary for the City’s finances. The minimum bill of $16.70 per thousand gallons now goes up to $18.07.
This is the second recent increase for Bevier. Macon Municipal Utilities added 3.5 percent one year ago.
These increases come in the midst of improvements to the wastewater treatment plant. The completion date is scheduled for June 7th. A bond issue worth more than $1 million dollars was approved by voters, and is being used to comply with requirements from the Department of Natural Resources. Any leftover funds will be put toward electronic water meters.
The City is currently trying to lower the sewer rate, which is $34.38.