GREENFIELD — City council approved upcoming increases to rates for customers of its wastewater utility living in and out of the city.
The flow rate per 1,000 gallons of metered usage for users in Greenfield — currently $5.90 — will rise to $6.25 starting July 1, 2023; then to $6.63 July 1, 2024; and then $7.03 July 1, 2025 and thereafter.
The proposed ordinance also outlines increases to wastewater base rates. Small residential wastewater users in Greenfield, whose base rate is currently $31.01, will see theirs rise to $32.87 starting July 1, 2023; then to $34.84 July 1, 2024; and then $36.93 July 1, 2025 and thereafter.
The city sought the increases to help pay for its new wastewater treatment plant, which, at over $73 million, will cost far more than initially expected.