Petal sewer rates going up $10 a month

Petal residents will soon be paying more in sewer rates in the Friendly City.

The board of aldermen voted to use the remaining $6.5 million of a $15 million bond issue to repair the city's sewage system.  In order to do that the city has to pay about $400,000 a year for bond service.

That results in about a $10 increase per household on the monthly sewage rate.

The city used $8.5 million of the bond issue two years ago for similar repairs.