Paying higher utilities Proposed increase in Cape Girardeau uti

Sunday, December 5, 2004

Residential

* Residential customers of sewer, water and solid waste services face a 1.5 percent rate increase or a total increase of 65 cents on the average monthly bill.

Current average monthly cost: $42.96

Proposed average monthly cost: $43.61

COMMERCIAL

* Commercial sewer and water customers (the city doesn't provide commercial trash service) would experience an increase of less than 1 percent or a total increase of $1.07 on the average monthly bill.

Current average monthly cost: $121.08

Proposed average monthly cost: $122.15

Transfer station

* The transfer station trash disposal fee would increase 2.81 percent or $1 per ton.

Current per ton cost: $35.61

Proposed per ton cost: $36.61

Source: City of Cape Girardeau

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