By Erik Walsh
The News Staff
The Malakoff City Council agreed to amend a city ordinance Monday, Oct. 8, effectively increasing how much residents will pay for their water and sewer bill.
The move increases minimums $1.25 per month for residential water and $2.58 per month for sewer, making the total for these utilities $27 for water and $17 for sewer.
The additional charges per $1,000 gallons will not be changing.
The city was told it was not charging enough for water and sewer back in April, following a rate study by a non-profit group.
Harold Hunter of Community Resource Group, Inc. told the council that at the current rates, the water and sewer fund would be running at a loss in the coming year.
“You are not going to generate enough revenue to cover your costs,” Hunter said at that time.