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Town Approves Water, Sewer Rate Increases

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The Town of Newburgh approved new water meter rates at its meeting Monday night after a public hearing. The changes, which only increased less than $1 in most instances, are effective Jan. 1.

The new minimum quarterly charge is $16 for the first 7,500 gallons, according to a bulletin posted on the town’s website. The minimum last year was $15 per quarter.

For the next 10,000 gallons used, an additional charge of $4.40 will be added for each 1,000 gallons, up from $4 in 2015. For the next 82,500 gallons, residents will pay $5.20 per 1,000 gallons, which is up from $5 in 2015. For more than 100,000 gallons, the rate will be bumped up to $6.20 per 1,000 gallons delivered per quarter, which is up from $5.80 in 2015.

Sewer maintenance and operation charges were also modified in the following districts: Algonquin (increased from $3.80 to $4.40 per 1,000 gallons of water consumed per premises); Crossroads (increased from $4.20 to $4.60 per 1,000 gallons); Gidney (increased from $4.54 to $4.80 per 1,000 gallons); Meadow Hill South (increased from $4.12 to $4.48 per 1,000 gallons); Meadow Hill North (increased from $3.75 to $4.20 per 1,000 gallons); 17K/UA (increased from $3.64 to $4.20 per 1,000 gallons); Nob Hill (increased from $0.00325 to $0.005 per gallon); Fleetwood (increased from $6.90 to $7.20 per 1,000 gallons); Wintergreen (increased from $5.50 to $7.20 per 1,000 gallons). The minimum sewer operating cost and maintenance charge per quarter is $36, up from $30 last year.

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