Commissioner Portune discusses MSD and sewer rates

To pay for that might require a 70 percent increase in sewer rates over the next decade, county administrator Jeff Aluotto wrote in a memo to county commissioners. Aluotto said the regulators have attempted to "cram down" the $2 billion in sewer projects on ratepayers. 

The average household in Hamilton County pays $610 a year on sewer bills. A 70 percent increase would bring the average sewer bill to $1,037.

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