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.