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Baton Rouge sewer fees to go up Jan. 1

4 years ago December 20, 2010 Dec 20, 2010 Monday, December 20 2010 Monday, December 20, 2010 7:57:46 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Andrea Fontenot

BATON ROUGE - The cost of washing a load of clothes, running a dishwasher and flushing a toilet will go up by 4 percent in East Baton Rouge Parish on Jan. 1.

The fee increase is necessary to pay for $1.3 billion in federally mandated sewer improvements.

An average household that uses 8,600 gallons of water a month will see bills go up by $1.50.

The Metro Council passed an ordinance in May 2003 establishing the sewer user fee.

It allows a 4 percent increase to take effect automatically each year.

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