Utility Authority seeking input from officials on proposed rate increase
Published: June 22,2012
HERNANDO — The DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority is asking officials in Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando, Horn Lake and Walls to comment on a proposed rate increase.
The Commercial Appeal reports the proposal calls for a 20-cent rate hike to help cover an increase of about $511,000, tied to operating costs and construction, over this year’s $6 million budget.
Consulting engineer Tom Flanagan says the increase is for higher operation costs and debt service associated with the construction of the new Johnson Creek Waste Water Treatment Facility.
The $13.8 million Johnson Creek plant, nearing completion near Walls, will start replacing four aging facilities in western DeSoto County.
The authority now charges the cities $2.79 per 1,000 gallons. The utility does not determine how much the cities charge residents or businesses.
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