Chillicothe residents would see a 2% increase
Chillicothe water and sewer customers will be seeing an increase in their rates, as a results of the annual Water Rate Commission meeting.
Mayor Jack Everson says an automatic 2% increase is allowed, unless council stops it. The mayor says increasing electric rates, which power the water company plant, is just one reason for the need for a slight increase this year.
Last year, the commission voted to allow for a 2% "decrease" in rates, which Mayor Everson says might have caused the city to "be caught short" this year in finances of the water department.
Listen to Mayor Jack Everson's comments about city water/sewer rates... 02-14 Jack Everson Water Rates