Sewer rates en Residents Vent at Public Meeting <p>Colchester residents say they won&#39;t be able to afford sewer rates of $50 per month.&nbsp; That&#39;s the maximum amount the city would have to charge if it has to finance the entire $4.2 million dollar cost of a sewer repair project that is being mandated by the federal EPA.<br /><br />The city held a public hearing as part of the grant application process. The city is hoping to qualify for at least $1.1 million from the USDA&#39;s Rural Development program. The application must be completed by July 15th.<br /> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:05:51 +0000 James Lenz 18042 at Residents Vent at Public Meeting City to Hold Public Hearing on Sewer Rates <p>Residents of Colchester will get a chance to make their voices heard on sewer rate increases. The public hearing is Monday, July 9th, at 7 p.m. in city hall.<br /><br />They face sewer rates of between $40 and $50 per month to pay for repairs to the city&#39;s sanitary sewer system. The hikes are needed to bring the city into compliance with federal EPA regulations.<br /><br />Mayor Danny Bice hopes for a large turnout at the hearing.<br /> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:55:25 +0000 James Lenz 17809 at City to Hold Public Hearing on Sewer Rates