BROUSSARD, La. (AP) — The Broussard City Council has agreed to increase utility rates for city residents, bumping up water, sewer and garbage fees.

The new rates are being imposed as part of a 5-year plan to increase utility rates after an audit found the city was losing money.

The Advocates reports the monthly residential water rates increased from $6.57 for the first 2,000 gallons to $7.03 for the first 2,000 gallons.

For sewer services, Broussard residents will pay $4.82 a month for the first 3,000 gallons and $2.16 per 1,000 gallons after that.

The garbage fee will increase to $19 a month.

In addition, residents also will see increased fees to activate these services.

The new rates will go into effect on Feb. 1.


Information from: The Advocate,


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