The McDonough City Council voted at its Feb. 7 workshop meeting to approve a new rate schedule for its water/sewer customers who live outside the city limits.
The new rates take effect April 1. City water customers who live inside the city limits will see no increase. Customers who live outside the city limits will be billed at the same rate as that of the Henry County Water Authority.
The council decided last October to do a study after determining that the 300 or so residential customers living outside the city were paying less than what the HCWA charges, and that other municipalities, including the HCWA, already charged higher rates to customers outside their boundaries.
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