Proposed sewage rate increase for residents

CRISFIELD, Md. – Sewage rates were also a topic of discussion at Crisfield City Hall Wednesday evening.

The city has announced a planned 18-percent increase to sewage rates, to help payback loans it has racked up to pay for new sewer projects in the city.

The good news for Crisfield residents is that their water bills will remain the same, and soon every home in the city will be metered, which officials hope will lead to more water conservation.

“What we’re hoping is that as people learn how much water they’re using, they will conserve where they can, and still be able to bring in enough revenue to supply the services those folks look for,” said city manager Rick Pollitt.

The city has plans to upgrade a substantial portion of it’s sewer system, including a complete replacement of two pumping stations.

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