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Posted at 1:02 PM ET, 10/27/2010

Mont. Co. backs WSSC rate increase

By Washington Post editors

The Montgomery County Council backed a 9.9 percent increase in rates charged by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, The Gazette reports.

The council voted 9-0 Tuesday to approve the rate increase, which also places spending limits on the commission.

The rate increase, recommended by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D), would require the utility, which provides water and sewer service to about 1.8 million customers in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, to trim about $10 million from a proposed service plan. Without the reductions, council analyst Keith Levchenko said a 12 percent rate increase would have been needed. The Prince George's County Council has backed an 8 percent increase.

The WSSC's commissioners and the two county councils will determine the final rate early next year.

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 1:02 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Pretty soon these people won't have anyone to bend over and go raw dog on

Posted by: JDB1 | October 27, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

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