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Mt. Pleasant increases sewer rates

Renatta Signorini
| Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, 10:18 p.m.

Quarterly Mt. Pleasant waste water treatment rates have risen to offset costs of a Main Street sanitary sewer line replacement project.

Borough council approved the changes last week.

“The increases are as minimal as we can get,” borough Manager Jeff Landy said.

Borough officials have been mulling over possible increases for the past few months. The majority of ratepayers will see their flat fee of $30 for a 5,000-gallon minimum rise to $44.

Other ratepayers will see flat fees rise as follows:

• $37 for a 7,000-gallon minimum will increase to $74.

• $100 for a 12,000-gallon minimum will increase to $144.

• $200 for a 30,000-gallon minimum will increase to $234.

Additional fees also were raised:

• The first 10,000 gallons beyond the minimum will cost $3.95 per 1,000 gallons, a 20-cent increase.

• The next 25,000 gallons beyond the minimum will cost $3.75 per 1,000 gallons, a 15-cent increase.

• The next 50,000 gallons beyond the minimum will cost $3.45 per 1,000 gallons, a 35-cent increase.

• The next 100,000 gallons beyond the minimum will cost $3.10 per 1,000 gallons, a 30-cent increase.

• The next 250,000 gallons beyond the minimum will cost $2.85 per 1,000 gallons, a 35-cent increase.

• Anything in excess of 500,000 gallons will cost $2.60 per 1,000 gallons, a 35-cent increase.

Borough council in June allowed the municipal authority to obtain a $885,000 loan for the line replacement project under Main Street, or Route 31, in advance of a $10 million state project to resurface the road. The line replacement could begin this month. The state project is planned for next year.

The borough will be responsible for repaying the line of credit.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374 or

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