Evansville to raise their sewer rates

A sewer rate increase was one of the items approved at Monday night’s Evansville Village Board meeting.

Presented to the trustees was an ordinance to increase the minimum sewer rate by $2.

Village President Erwin “Red” Becker noted, “The auditor told us we’re losing $2,000 a month on sewer and we need to do something.” He added, “A $2 increase would make us even with water.”

It was also pointed out that the last time the sewer rates had been increased was in 2005.

As the board has discussed the matter at some of their previous meetings, they did not have much further discussion before approving of the sewer rate increase.

The increase will be effective on the November bills.

In other water/sewer matters, Trustee Pam Brueggemann reported that village employees are halfway done installing the new water meters. They also flushed all of the hydrants recently.

Brueggemann also noted that village engineer Armen Asaturian has finished drafting up a set of blue prints from the water plant renovations to send to the EPA. These blueprints will be used for other water plants that need to be updated.

For more from the Evansville Village Board meeting, please see this week’s print edition.