New Storm Water Fee Upsets Bill Payers

Augusta Georgia Seal
Augusta Georgia Seal

(AUGUSTA,GA) Higher water bill have arrived in Augusta.

Those paying their January bills found for the first time a line for the storm water fee.

$6.40 a month for most customers

Activist Moses Todd is calling for people not to pay the fee in protest.

The fee caught some water customers by surprise saying water bills are high enough already.

“Extra fee and they go up every year they been up on it once already so now here’s an extra fee what’s the next thing what’s going to be the next thing some are protesting and don’t want to pay the storm water fee how about you let’s protest and don’t pay it,” said Emily Birt who was paying her water bill today.

Under city policy failing to pay just the storm water fee will not result in service being shut off.

The city is expecting to raise about 14 million dollars from the storm water fee this year.

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