New fee for city hydrants gets OK: Franklin water bills will see increase to pay for maintenance

Franklin residents will see an extra charge on their water bills starting early next year.

The Franklin City Council approved passing a fire hydrant fee onto residents as a way to cut spending from the city’s 2013 budget. The fee will show up as a new estimated $4.69 charge on residents’ monthly bills from the Indiana American Water Co.

Businesses or larger utility customers will pay more.

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