MOUNT STEWART - Mount Stewart residents are about to see a dramatic increase in their sewer bills if the village gets approval from the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission.
The Mount Stewart Sewerage Disposal has filed an application with IRAC seeking approval, effective Jan. 1, 2013, to increase annual sewer rates and charges from $119.00 to $318.92 per unit.
The application is also seeking an increase in annual frontage rates for $0.58 to $1.58 per lineal foot.
In addition, the utility intends to bill customers quarterly instead of annually.
Based on the proposed rates, the amount charged per period would be $79.75 per single-family dwelling.
This is the first increase sought in more than 20 years.
Residents opposing the rate increases can comment by writing to IRAC. Written comments must be received no later than Friday, Jan. 25, to be considered.
IRAC will decide on the necessity of a public meeting following its initial review of the filing and the written comments received concerning this application.