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Delmont sewer rate hike targets loan repayment

| Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, 4:51 p.m.

Delmont sewage bills will go up $2 per month following council's passage of an ordinance last week.

The rate hike will help the borough repay a $100,000 loan for the purchase of a grinder pump for its Cramer station.

“We didn't have $100,000 just sitting around in the general fund for a grinder pump,” council President Andy Shissler said at a June meeting.

The loan from S&T Bank has an interest rate of 4 percent and will be repaid over five years.

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