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Posted at 4:20 PM ET, 05/13/2010

WSSC customers to pay more

By Washington Post editors


Montgomery and Prince George’s county residents will pay an average $13.80 more per quarter for water and sewer services beginning July 1 as part of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's new $1.1-billion budget approved Thursday.

Both county councils approved the utility’s budget in a joint session. The 8.5 percent rate increase will fund increased costs for sewage treatment and measures the agency must take to comply with a legal consent decree that governs sewer overflows, said WSSC spokesman John White.

-- Katherine Shaver


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By Washington Post editors  | May 13, 2010; 4:20 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  County council, Prince George, Sewage treatment, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission  
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