Beginning next year, Citizens Energy Group will increase the charge to treat wastewater generated by customers of Beech Grove Sewage Works. The current rate of 0.78 cents per 1,000 gallons will increase to 0.98 cents.
This will up our annual budget from approximately $160,000 to $180,000, which is simply too much of an increase for the city to bear. Unfortunately, the cost must be reflected in adjusted rates. Our Common Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 806 Main St. to discuss a rate increase.
Dennis B. Buckley Mayor of Beech Grove