Laurel residents will see an increase in some utility rates - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Laurel residents will see an increase in their garbage, sewer, and water rates

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Residents in Laurel can expect to see a hike in their garbage, water and sewage rates.

On Tuesday, the council voted five to two in favor of increasing utility rates. The average rate will increase by $1.76 per 3,000 gallons of water used.

If a customer should exceed 3,000 gallons of water per month and live in the city their bill will increase by $2.62 and $4.18 for sewer. Those who live outside the city can expect a $6.27 increase in their rates.

The ordinances are expected to go into effect November 1st.

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