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City to Hold Line on Sewer Bills with Pandemic Funding

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The mayor also wants funds to help pay water bills and end shutoffs

Evansville Water and Sewer customers will see no increases in their sewer bills through next year. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

Evansville’s utility board approved Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s proposal to continue a pause on sewer rates for a third year.

The increase would have been about $30 more a month by 2023.

On social media, Winnecke also said his administration will submit to the City Council a request to use $4 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to assist income-eligible households.

He will propose a credit of the first two-years of upcoming water rate increases for all qualifying households earning less than $55,400 a year. That's about 43,000 Evansville households.

The mayor also proposes allocating some of the funds for households who are in "shut off" status. They would be eligible for up to $250 annually to help maintain their water service.

The moves come as area residents have seen spikes in their CenterPoint energy bills.