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SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — People who live in Shelby County may have noticed an increase in their sewer bills recently.
County commissioners say the increasing rates are nothing new.
In fact, rates have actually gone up since the sewer system was sold in 1995.
To keep things transparent with county residents, the commission is now putting together a sewer rate review board. The North Shelby Sewer Rate Review Board will review the rates that have caused criticism in past years.
“What we’re going to do is we’re going to have community people, not just commission people or people who work for the county,” Rick Shepherd said. “We’ll have people that are already affected by this in the area, which is the Eagle Point subdivision and also Greystone subdivision going forth.”
Commissioner Shepherd says the rate increases, as well as the review board, are within the guidelines of the contract currently in place.
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