"I would encourage the public to reduce their water consumption," said Laura Pulie, the vice chairwoman.
Her statement followed the WPCA's increasing sewage treatment rates, which they said they had to do.
"This is an increase we inherited," said Chairwoman Karen Egri. "We have to pass it along."
But the WPCA is seeking alternatives, she added.
The sewage treatment increases are:
- Residential Sewage Treatment per CCF, currently $4.43, Now $ 5.95
- Industrial Sewage Treatment per CCF, currently $4.82, Now $ 6.51
- Flat Rate (well water) Treatment per quarter, currently $130.26, Now $170
Trumbull's sewage is treated in Bridgeport. But the town has been exploring alternatives, such as treatment in another town or forming a regional authority. Building a sewage treatment plant in Trumbull would cost millions of dollars and finding a site would be difficult, WPCA officials said.
What do you think? Will you water your lawn?