Hampton wastewater plant stays on track after council raises sewer rates

Sewage rates will see incremental increases over the next five years to cover added expenses for the construction of Hampton’s new wastewater treatment plant.

     The Hampton City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance amendment at a special meeting Thursday that will increase sewage rates from 2015 through 2019. Construction bids for the new wastewater facility came in came $1.547 million higher than the council had orginally anticipated, which forced the rate hikes.

     The project has been in development since 2009 and would have been put on hold had the sewage rates not been increased and extended.

Read the full article in the May 21 edition of the Chronicle.