If a proposed sewage treatment rate increase passes, Trumbull residents could see the change in their November bills.
"The increase is necessary to offset the City of Bridgeport’s proposed 1.6 percent increase in sewage treatment costs," according to a town document. A public hearing was to be held Tuesday night before the Water Pollution Control Authority but it was cancelled because of a noticing/computer error. A new date has not been scheduled.
The rate changes are proposed as follows:
- Residential Sewage Treatment per CCF, currently $4.36, Proposed $4.43
- Industrial Sewage Treatment per CCF, currently $4.74, Proposed $4.82
- Flat Rate (well water) Treatment per quarter, currently $128.63, Proposed $130.26
"The Trumbull WPCA is co-dependent with Bridgeport’s West Side Treatment Plant for wastewater disposal and must pass on the increase it inherited," according to the document.
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The town has formed a committee to research how to proceed with sewage treatment since the 40-year contract with Bridgeport expired in June. Proposals include working with Stratford and/or Monroe.
The W.P.C.A., an independent authority, also changed its billing method earlier this year.