Huber Heights residents to pay more for water service beginning in 2019

Published: Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 11:04 PM

Water faucet. (Kevin D. Thompson/The Palm Beach Post)
Water faucet. (Kevin D. Thompson/The Palm Beach Post)

People living in Huber Heights will pay more for water through incremental rate increases beginning in 2019. 

The added revenue will help pay for the city's water softening project, which city officials said is designed to enhance water quality. 

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According to the rate plan, the average person will pay roughly $10 more dollars a quarter by 2027. 

The city manager said Huber Heights residents will still have some of the lowest rates in Montgomery County. 

City officials broke ground in July on a project to increase residential and commercial water pressure north of I-70. The project sit is the former Gander Mountain site along I-70.

The project is to include booster pumps that will raise the water level in the city’s water towers. The higher level will use gravity to increase pressure north of I-70.

City Manager Rob Schommer has said the expected completion date is fall 2019.

A city water softening project, scheduled to begin in spring 2019 at an estimated $14 million price tag, is expected to be completed in late 2020. 

The populace went to the ballot box  in 2016 to approve the water softening project.

The city division of water and wastewater provides water and wastewater collection service to 40,000 residents.

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