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Petal and Hattiesburg residents voice opinions on sewer rates

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon.

Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding out their sewer bill alone may increase from $28 to $85 a month.

"I don't think it's right, they shouldn't do it," said Petal resident, Reda Heenis.

"I think that is a little high to me," said Petal resident, Debora Mckinley. 

Petal resident Reda Heenis believes Hattiesburg has other reasons for the rate increase than just their new wastewater treatment facility.

“They want more money and that's their way of getting it,” said Heenis. “I feel like they’re jealous of Petal and they want to increase more on us."

While Petal residents are concerned about their potential rate increase, some Hattiesburg residents believe it's about time and others believe their own sewer rate of $2.89 should be just as low as Petal’s 66 cents.

Although Hattiesburg has already increased the rates for Petal and Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon, it is still unknown how much the rate for Hattiesburg residents who live inside the city limits will increase.

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