South Point to raise water, sewer tap fees

Published 10:02 am Friday, January 8, 2016

Village to launch emergency notification system

SOUTH POINT — South Point is set to raise its water and sewer tap fees.

Council member Mary Cogan said the village has been losing money and the current fees were below actual cost.

“This is not a profit-maker,” she said. We have very low water, sewer and garbage fees in the village. Other villages and municipalities have already been charging amounts like these.”

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To connect to the water system, the one-time water tap fee will increase from $400 to $1,000, and the sewer tap fee will go up from $1,000 to $1,700. The changes are set for the next council meeting in February.

Cogan said the amount covers pipe for the first 20 feet.

In other news, she said the village will launch a notification system to let water customers know of emergencies, line breaks and boil water advisories.

The system, a contract with Everbridge, was approved by the council in July and is set to begin soon. Residents would be notified by text and email. The system will cost the village approximately $1,200 a year, se said.

Cogan said anyone wanting to sign up for the system can contact the village hall or her office.