Atlanta homeowners see raise in water, sewer rates

ATLANTA (AP) - Homeowners in Atlanta are starting July with a 12.5 percent raise in their water and sewer rates.

It comes on the heels of Monday's Atlanta City Council 8-7 vote to raise property taxes.

The council voted in June 2008 to raise water rates in each of the next four years to keep afloat Clean Water Atlanta, the citys $4 billion program to overhaul its aging sewer system and improve water quality.

Some customers in south Fulton County and Sandy Springs also face the new rates that began on Wednesday.
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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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