surcharge

Charge will help finance project
12:02 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Colchester Considers Adding Sewer Surcharge

Mayor Danny Bice

Colchester residents might soon see a new charge on their sewer bills. It could be just the first of several.

The city council has given first reading to proposed ordinance to add the $4 monthly fee. The city needs the money because the Illinois EPA is requiring the city to update its sewer and water treatment systems.

Mayor Danny Bice said the city has little choice but to raise more money. The city is looking for financing from federal and state agencies.

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