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Broadus residents to see increase in sewer bill

 

November 7, 2019

Shy McCutchan snapped this picture of the miles of traffic backed up along Hwy 212 last Friday - a blockage not unlike the sewage backup which has been occurring in Broadus from people flushing cloth rags, underwear, and t-shirts. The truck backup took place between Hammond and Alzada, after a semi wreck blocked both lanes of the highway for hours while the debris was cleared. No injuries were reported. (Photo courtesy of Shy McCutchan)

On Monday evening of this week, the Broadus City Council met for their monthly meeting, as well as holding a public hearing to discuss the implementation of a proposed sewer rate increase.

No members of the public appeared at the meeting to speak for or against the project. Town Clerk Peggy Fruit read a comment from a town person, mentioning that those on a fixed income will have a tough time paying for the additional fees.

The Council voted to approve the rate increase. The change in cost will begin in the December billing cycle.

The base rate change increases from $12.30 at the current...



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