Clarkston sewer rates could increase

Clarkston residents will likely see another increase on their sewer bills next year.

During a meeting earlier this week, the Clarkston City Council approved a wastewater facilities master plan that calls for 5 percent rate hikes each of the next three years to help cover the costs of several needed projects the wastewater plant.

According to the Lewiston Tribune, if the increase is approved, the average monthly cost for residential sewer lines will go from $39.42 to $41.39 on Jan. 1, and commercial rates will increase from $78.82 to $82.76.

Public comments or questions about the budget can be submitted by email to the city clerk at saustin@clarkston-wa.com or via the web at clarkston-wa.com.

City officials say the council will consider both sewer and garbage rate hikes at its next meeting October 25th, along with a 1 percent property tax increase. Sanitation rates are anticipated to increase by 2.5 percent. (Lewiston Tribune)

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