Sewer rate for town residents to increase

The Louisa Town Council may vote to raise the base monthly sewer rate by $6.19 next month after a Jan. 19 public hearing.

No one from the public called to comment during the hearing, which was conducted virtually due to ongoing concerns about the pandemic. If the council approves the change when it meets in February, the $6.19 increase on the first 4,000 gallons of usage would be applied on bills starting in March.

The decision to advertise a rate increase followed a move by the Louisa County Water Authority to raise water and sewer rates; that increase went into effect this month. As a water authority customer, the town is affected by the change.

Note: This article was updated on Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m. to correct an earlier version, which stated inaccurately that the council had voted to raise the rate after the public hearing. According to Town Manager Liz Nelson, state code requires that the council wait until a subsequent meeting before voting.

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