Greenville to raise water rates by 11%

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Rate to ‘create a path forward’ as state mandates and water line improvements loom 

While Greenville’s water rates have long remained some of the lowest in the state, those desirable rates are not immune from occasional increases. 

Such an increase is scheduled to occur beginning in July as City Manager George Bosanic has proposed an approximate 11% water rate increase as part of the 2023-2024 fiscal year budget. 

Greenville City Council approves additional $813,500 for $24 million wastewater plant project

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Following a change order that resulted in a large additional expenditure last month, the price of a multi-million dollar wastewater plant improvement/expansion project has risen once again.

During the June 21 meeting of the Greenville City Council, members of the council voted unanimously, with Councilperson Jeanne Cunliffe absent, to approve a revised change order to the plant’s “headworks” building at the city’s wastewater treatment plant as it was determined more improvements and additions were needed than originally expected.

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Greenville City Council approves wastewater rate hike

16% increase is first of three to help pay for $24 million wastewater plant project

When residents receive their wastewater bills later this year, they can expect to see an increase in cost — a trend expected to continue for three years.

In return, Greenville will see the completion of the largest municipal project in its history — a $24 million renovation and expansion project of the wastewater treatment facility.

The Greenville City Council voted unanimously on March 2, with Commissioner Jay Linton absent, to increase the current sewer rate by 16%, effective July 1.