Starting in June, sewer bills in and around Greenwood will go up by about 9 percent.
The increase is the first of two sewer fee increases the Greenwood City Council approved Monday to pay for system repairs, such as replacing or fixing pipes and manholes across the city. The next rate hike will be another 9 percent increase in January. The two increases together will cost residents an average of about $5 per month.
The city needs the added money to make payments on $8 million in sewer repair projects, which the state is requiring because of a sewer overflow in 2011 that killed fish in Honey Creek.