Rehoboth Commissioners discuss new water and wastewater rates

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – The new water and wastewater rates in Rehoboth Beach were discussed at a Commissioner meeting on Wednesday.

The proposed base wastewater charge is $6.59 per 1,000 gallons. Under the proposal, people who have a 1-inch or smaller meter will have to pay a service fee of $19.34 per bill, people with a 1.5 inch meter will have to pay $27.04, people with a 2-inch meter will have to pay $34.85, people with a 3-inch meter will have to pay $56.16 per cycle and people with a 4+ inch meter will have to pay $1.062.88.

As for proposed water rates, the charge is $2.73 per 1,000 gallons. Under the proposal, people who have a 1-inch or smaller meter will have to pay a service fee of $12.35 per bill, people with a 1.5 inch meter will have to pay $17.36, people with a 2-inch meter will have to pay $$22.30, people with a 3-inch meter will have to pay $35.82 per billing cycle, and people with a 4+ inch meter will have to pay $135.53.

The wastewater and water rates were raised back on April 1st.

The city says the increased rates will help pay for the Ocean Outfall Project.

If you want details on the raises you can click here.

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