The City of Celina had a water rate increase recently. This marks the second increase as part of a multi-year plan. Some residents may not have even noticed the second increase. If your home uses 4,000 gallons per month, the water increase was only 89 cents. The sewer also increased minimally this year.
The increases are part of a state mandated three-year plan. The city was sent a letter from Comptroller John Greer’s office informing them that the water department had lost money for two years in a row. A meeting was scheduled with the Tennessee Water and Wastewater Board on how to address the problem.
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