If your water bill appears higher this month, there's a reason why. Beginning in January, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources customers will see increased rates for water and sewer.
Tier 1 rates (up to 8,000 gallons) increased from $4.53 to $4.69. Tier 2 rates (8,000 – 12,000 gallons) rose to $7.03, up from $6.79 and Tier 3 rates (over 12,000 gallons) increased from $9.06 to $9.38.
Sewer rates will also be significantly higher as residential customers will pay a rate of $7.11 per 1,000 gallons in 2013 compared to $6.47 in 2012 -- a 9.9 percent increase.
The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources does not receive taxpayer funding and routinely increases its rates to cover operating costs.
More information regarding the new rate structure is available on the county's website or by calling 678-376-6700.