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Sewer Rate Increase

 

Dear SIUC Customer,

This letter is to inform you of a new monthly sewer base fee effective January 1, 2020. The new rate will be reflected on your monthly bill dated January 31, 2020. The fee increase is $ 2.70 per month.

As utility costs throughout the industry continue to rise, The Commission is committed to managing those costs, staying efficient and upholding its mission to provide customers safe, reliable potable water and sanitary sewer services. The Commission operates as a component unit of the Town and relies solely on monthly fee collection to cover all or most of the cost for the services it provides. Much time, thought and analysis were performed to ensure the most conservative increase to the rate structure.

The additional revenue will not only support rising operational expenses, but also provide a source for needed capital improvements. In 2020, additional generators are planned to be purchased and installed at sewer pump stations to maintain operations during storm related events. Further improvements include basin cleaning, new pumps and panels and sewer line rehabilitation.

As a reminder, monthly invoices are mailed on the last day of each month and payment is due on the 25th of the month. SIUC offers auto draft, the worry-free way to pay your utility bill. With this service, the amount of your monthly bill is automatically deducted from your bank account and credited to your utility account. Visit SIUC.org for this and other useful information relating to your services.

Sincerely,

Seabrook Island Utility Commission