MSD Approves Rate Hike

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Sewage bills are going up in Louisville.   

The MSD board approved a 6.9 percent increase to monthly residential wastewater, drainage and EPA surcharge fees.    The average residential bill will increase by $3.87 on August 1st.

MSD says the rate hike helps cover daily operating costs.  

The utility is currently repairing a pipe that carries 40 percent of the city's daily wastewater underneath West Main Street.  And several lanes of east Broadway are closed because of this weekend's cave-in of a 152-year-old sewer line.

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