Sewer Rate Increase Proposed

Nacogdoches customers can expect their sewer rates to go up next year. Right now substantial increases are in the proposed budget.

The typical residential customer using 5,000 gallons a day with one day a week garbage pickup pays about $42 a month for service. If commissioners follow staff recommendations the residential rates could increase to over $60 a month to $60.15.

The commercial customer using 50,000 gallons a day, with one cart pickup a week can see rates go up more than $120 a month from $235.28 to $355.47.

Financial advisors say the higher rates are more in line with what other cities are charging.