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Keyser Council approves Water, Sewer rate hikes

October 1st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Water and sewer rates will increase in Keyser in the next 45 days following the City Council’s approval of new fees this week. The Cumberland Times News reports that while City Administrator Jeff Broadwater first introduced the increases for consideration at a July 27 meeting, council members voted at their Aug. 24 meeting to restart the notification process in order to give written notice to all customers when September’s bills were mailed. Broadwater first broached the issue of raising the rates with the council publicly in March. The increases will take place over 18 months. Sewer rates will increase 15% in November and 9% in July 2023, at the start of the next fiscal year. Water rates will increase by 10.6% in November and an additional 5% in January 2024.