Pulaski Considers Water, Sewer Rate Increases

Facing repairs and improvements to its water and wastewater (sewer) systems, the Pulaski Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider rate increases for both.


City Administrator Terry Harrison recommended the board consider borrowing $1 million for water system improvements and repairs and $1 million for sewer system improvements and repairs. Both capital outlays would be scheduled for 12-year pay offs.


To pay for the projects Harrison is suggesting an increase from $1.70 to $2 per 1,000 gallons for water and from $4.40 to $4.80 per 1,000 gallons for sewer.


Harrison noted that there has been no increase in Pulaski’s water rates in 15 years.


The rate increases require an ordinance change, which means the city council will need to pass them on two readings at two separate meetings. The city will also hold a public hearing on the issue, usually prior to the second reading.


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