Water, Sewer Rates Rising 6% in Middlefield Village
September 16, 2022 by Ann Wishart

Residents and businesses may see a 6% increase in their utility rates come January if Middlefield Village Council approves three ordinance amendments before then.

Residents and businesses may see a 6% increase in their utility rates come January if Middlefield Village Council approves three ordinance amendments before then. Council heard the first reading increasing the rate of water and sewer service and a 6% service charge increase for fire sprinkler system accounts at the Sept. 8 meeting. Mayor Ben Garlich said the cost of labor, chemicals, equipment and maintenance is necessary. “Everything about the facilities has gone up immensely,” he told council. Another bump in rates for residential, commercial and industrial accounts may be necessary next year, Garlich said, adding 6% a year is...