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Rate increase for Athens Utilities customers

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By WRCB Staff

ATHENS, MCMINN COUNTY, TN (WRCB)--Athens Utilities customers are going to see a rate increase for water and wastewater starting July 1.

The Athens Utilities Board is raising its monthly residential water rates by 12 percent and its monthly residential wastewater rates by 9 percent.

The average residential household usage is 3,400 gallons a month.

The average monthly bill for a household using 3,400 gallons of water will increase from the current $16.23 to $17.05, while the typical monthly wastewater bill for 3,400 gallons will rise from the current $31.89 to $33.18.

Those charges do not include a monthly charge AUB levies customers to cover its operating expenses. The monthly water fee is $9.50, while the monthly wastewater fee is $17.

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