The Norman Transcript

October 27, 2013

Public information meeting about sewer rate increase set for Tues.

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — A public informational meeting on the upcoming Special Election for Water Reclamation Improvement Projects and Sewer Rate Increase will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, in Council Chambers.

On Nov. 12, Norman residents will vote on authorizing an increase in the sewer service rates by an additional $1.10 per month to the base charge and an additional $1.10 per thousand gallons of sewage treated to the sewer use charge or commodity rate.  These proposed increases raise the total monthly base charge to $5.00 and the total average monthly sewer use charge to $2.70 per thousand gallons.  The sewer base and commodity rates have not been increased since 1996.  If approved, an average Norman home’s bill would increase by $3.74 per month (using 3,000 gallons per month).

 The meeting will begin with a presentation of the water reclamation construction project and sewer rate increase followed by a question and answer session.

— Transcript Staff