Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, September 10, 2021

WWTA announces 9.8% rate hike

The Hamilton County Water & Wastewater Treatment Authority is negotiating a legal settlement with the

Environmental Protection Agency that will result in a 9.8% rate hike.

The negotiated legal settlement and work plan is to reduce excessive sanitary sewer overflows in Hamilton County.

The WWTA has been working with the EPA for over five years to develop a work plan that will be both affordable and provide compliance with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

The WWTA will be required to spend over $200 million on rehabilitation projects in the wastewater system in the coming years. These investments will benefit the residents of Hamilton County by protecting the environment and providing for economic growth. Another benefit will be increased compliance with federal and state laws and fewer fines from the regulatory authorities.

These benefits come at a cost so higher wastewater rates are necessary.