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City Residents Will See 5% Increase on Water Bill Starting in July

June 17th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

It’s now official- Cumberland city  residents will see a 5% increase in their water bills beginning July 1. After several months of discussions and planning- the Mayor and City Council adopted the FY 2021 budget during a Tuesday evening meeting. The water rate hike was actually decided on by the prior administration with the plan being for 5% incremental increases over a three year period. Ken Tressler, director of administrative resources, said the action will result in less than a dollar a month increase on the average water customer’s monthly bill…

5 Responses to “City Residents Will See 5% Increase on Water Bill Starting in July”

  1. June 17, 2020 at 5:18 am, Mark said:

    Meanwhile, keep hiding how HEALTHCARE costs are bankrupting the city, like many others.


  2. June 17, 2020 at 6:46 am, Steve said:

    We elected you folks because of being unhappy with the prior administration, you have fixed nothing for the citizens of Cumberland. Stop blaming the prior officials and help the residents in Cumberland by not increasing taxes / fees. That is all I have seen from the current officials. By the way…. A $1 is a dollar!! And I don’t believe that will be the amount.


  3. June 17, 2020 at 7:00 am, mac said:

    If the rate hike was determined by the previous administration what were the discussions and planning about?


  4. June 17, 2020 at 10:22 am, LRH said:

    Show me some belt tightening and efficiencies before raising my taxes. I know a 20% reduction in office supplies will not balance the budget but it makes swallowing a tax or rate hike easier to swallow.


    • June 17, 2020 at 1:53 pm, mac said:

      > A familiar phrase these days is; ‘we’re all in this together’. Let them show us.


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