November 26, 2019–7:51 p.m.
City of Rome water and sewer customers will see a rate hike.
On Monday, the Rome City Commission approved water and sewer rates for the coming year.
According to Assistant Water and Sewer Director John Boyd, the two and a half percent rate increase for 2020 comes with a 60% cut in capital spending.
“So we’re tightening our belt along with asking for rate increases,” he added. “As a community and as a staff, we’d rather see small incremental increases as opposed to large, step increases. We do have challenging times ahead.”
The new rates go into effect on January 1.
You can view the rates here.