Customers of Charlottesville’s utility services likely will see an uptick in their monthly bills later this summer. City officials say that’s largely because of necessary infrastructure maintenance and debt incurred from three recent major utility projects.
On Monday, the City Council held a public hearing on proposed increases for water, sewer and natural gas rates for fiscal year 2019 and discussed the timeline of another major utility project that will increase the capacity of the community’s water supply.
For average Charlottesville residential customers who receive water, wastewater and natural gas service through the city, the proposed rates are projected to increase their total utility bills by $4.67 per month. For residential customers who receive just water and wastewater service, their utility bills would increase by $4.15 per month.