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Utility Infrastructure Improvements Will Cost Ann Arbor Residents

Mar 18, 2016

Credit Steve Johnson

Ann Arbor residents could soon see utility rates increase.

The idea is to increase water, sewer, and stormwater rates to generate about $3 million to improve the infrastructures of those utilities.

Council member Sabra Briere from the first ward says the change must take place.

"We need to be able to make certain that our drinking water is safe by using the latest technology and upgrading our equipment." 

Rate increases could start at 5.5%, but no decision has been made.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu