Clermont County, Ohio – The County wants to gauge public response to raising water rates $5.88 (due every two months) and asks residents to participate in a survey. Annual rate increases (for years 2021-2025) are projected to increase revenue 9.5 percent for water and 3 percent for sewer each year.
Read the request from the County below:
Clermont County Water Resources invites its customers to participate in a brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M5MFWQP Please respond by 4:30 p.m. Dec. 23. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete.
In 2021, average residential water and sewer bills (due every two months) would increase by $5.88 under recommendations made by the NewGen Strategies & Solutions consulting firm at the Dec. 2 Board of County Commissioners meeting. Commissioners had a Q/A session on Dec. 8 and are expected to vote on final recommendations on Dec. 28.
Annual rate increases (for years 2021-2025) are projected to increase revenue 9.5 percent for water and 3 percent for sewer each year and would help pay for ongoing replacement of an aging treatment, distribution and collection system as well as regular maintenance and operation.
Clermont County by far has the lowest water and sewer rates in Southwest Ohio, according to NewGen. Rates for the City of Cincinnati more than double Clermont County’s. Sewer rates are currently less than the 1993 rates and the last water rate increase came in 2015.
For a look at the presentation, please click here: Clermont County Recommendations Presentation (2020-12-02)
You may also email comments to: email@example.com
Or mail them to:
Clermont County Water Resources Department
4400 Haskell Lane
Batavia, OH 45103
Attn: Lyle Bloom