Sewer panel proposes new rate structure
The Washington County Water and Sewer Advisory Commission on Thursday proposed changing the water and sewer rate structure in such a way that those who use a lot would be charged more than those who use a little.
Commission member Michael Armel said the county should charge one uniform rate for volume. He said it wasn't fair for low-volume users to pay $10 per 1,000 gallons while high- volume users such as apartment complexes pay $4 per 1,000 gallons.
Armel said a $5 billing fee could be charged on top of the volume. Users would still be charged for a minimum 6,000 gallons.