01 / 25 / 2018
  - 03:46:56 PM
Sewer and Water Increase Likely In Franklin

By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Residents of Franklin will more than likely be looking at sewer and water rate increases sooner than later to help pay for some unfinished projects and move forward with needed capital improvement projects.  Franklin Town Administrator Jeff Nutting telling town councilors last night the requested sewer rate increase would be 10-percent for Fiscal Year 2019 and 10-percent the following year to help offset the nearly $1.5 million dollar increase in the town's assessment from the Charles River Pollution Control District for capital improvements to the Sewer Plant.  A water rate increase of 10-percent is being requested again to finish paying for approved projects as costs continue to go up and for future capital improvement projects.  The Town Council unanimously voted to move both issues to a second reading and further discussion.  Nutting says if approved as is, the average sewer and water bills will each increase by 40-dollars.

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