The Plymouth Common Council approved the second and third readings of ordinances to increase the water and sewer rates for the city of Plymouth during their meeting Monday evening.

During a public hearing, Tyler Coffel from Baker Tilly said the last time rates were increased was in 2017 after Del Monte and Bay Valley left.  He said the reason for the increases is capital improvement projects in both the Sewer Department as well as the Water Department. 

Sewer rates will increase on September 1, 2022, by 5%, and again on September 1, 2023, by an additional 5%.  The average residential customer can expect about a $1.50 monthly increase with each of the rate increases.      

The Water rate increase is also to cover capital improvements and customers will see a 5% increase in 2022, a 4% increase in 2023, and another 4% increase in 2024.  The average residential customer will see a monthly increase of $3 once all three rate increases are in place.