Customers in this Seneca County town’s water and sewer districts may see their rates increase later this year.
A study by consultant Paul Bringewatt of Canandaigua, combined with the village of Waterloo’s recent water-rate increase — the village supplies water to the town — prompted town Supervisor Don Trout to say an increase in water rates is in order.
A public hearing on the proposed rates is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the town’s 66 Virginia St. offices.
Trout said the water rates are proposed to increase from $4.60 per 1,000 gallons used to $6.26, a 36 percent hike.
Rate increases also are proposed for residents of the town’s two sewer districts along Routes 5&20. The minimum rate in District 1 would rise from $45 to $92 per quarter., while in District 2 the increase would be from $50 to $110 per quarter.