The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has approved the settlement of a rate increase requested by the sanitation provider of some local residents.
Timberlee Valley Sanitation Company Inc. will be permitted to increase their annual revenues by nearly $23,000, which is just over 36 percent.
Timberlee provides sewer service to 89 customers in portions of Connoquenessing and Lancaster townships.
The monthly flat rate will increase from $55 to $75. The annual cost of wastewater service for a typical residential customer will increase from $660 per year to $900 per year.
This rate increase takes effect immediately and the company may not file another rate increase request for two years unless certain extraordinary circumstances apply.
Written By: Ryan Saeler for the Butler Radio Network