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.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

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