Greenwood officials say residents will need to start paying higher sewer bills in the spring to help fund more than $50 million in sanitation projects the city plans for the next 10 years.
The proposed fee increases would have to be approved by the city council. But without increasing sewer rates, the city won’t be able to pay for the projects that would get the city compliant with Indiana Department of Environmental Management rules, according to Greenwood director of community development services Mark Richards.
How much bills would go up hasn’t been decided yet. The city will look at rate hikes three years in advance, so they could go up more than once to help pay for the projects, controller Adam Stone said.