MSD board approves rate increase

MSD board approves rate increase

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Sewer and drainage bills are likely going up on Friday.

The Metropolitan Sewer District board approved a 5.5 percent rate increase at its meeting on Monday, July 28.

For a typical household using 5,000 gallons of water per month, the sewer portion of the bill would rise from $36.90 to $38.92 per month, the drainage portion from $7.28 to $7.68.

The increase is slightly less than the previous year's 5.8 percent increase.

Since 2006, MSD has raised rates annually as part of a consent decree with the federal government. The consent decree goes through 2024.

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