WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Customers concerned about a possible water and sewer rate hike spoke against the increase at a public hearing in front of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority board.
The board held a public hearing Wednesday night at the New Hanover County Government Center.
CFPUA leaders said they are proposing increasing rates because the agency needs a 4% increase revenue to pay for future sewer and water infrastructure improvements. This would bring in $25 million.
According to CFPUA, the average residential customer will see their bill go up between $4.90 to $9.80 a billing period.
The board is considering adjusting its rate structure, which will lead to higher rates for many of its 67,000 residential customers.
CFPUA board members are expected to vote on the increase in April.
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