Austell residents will pay more for their water effective Jan. 1 each year for the next five years, beginning last month.
This rate increase was approved unanimously recently by the Austell City Council.
The rate increase comes from the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority.
This annual increase will be 2 percent or 6 cents more per 1,000 gallons.
For those residing in Austell, the minimum bill for the first 2,000 gallons is increasing from $10.06 in 2018 to $10.46 in 2019, $10.88 in 2020, $11.32 in 2021, $11.78 in 2022 and $12.26 in 2023.
For those residing outside of Austell but who use the Austell Water System, the minimum bill for the first 2,000 gallons is increasing from $10.56 in 2018 to $10.98 in 2019, $11.42 in 2020, $11.88 in 2021, $12.36 in 2022 and $12.86 in 2023.
The Austell water service area is bounded by Clay Road to the north, the Douglas County line to the south, Noses Creek to the west and Buttermilk Creek to the east, according to the city of Austell’s website.
The Austell Water System serves about 3,200 customers.
Around 63 percent of the system’s users are within the city limits over a 19-mile network.
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