Clark County Utilities Department to limit increases in 2021 due to pandemic

The Clark County offices at the Springview Government Center. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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The Clark County offices at the Springview Government Center. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

The Clark County Utilities Department will not raise rates for the majority of customers in its 13 water and sewer districts in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement from the county.

Three districts — Maplewood, Limecrest and Rockway — will receive contractual pass through water rate increases due to obligations set forth by the Combined Economic Development Agreement in Springfield Twp., the statement said.

The increase is $2.07 per month for each community with the change being effective on bills sent out after Jan. 15, 2021, according to a report on the county’s website.

The typical water and sewer residential bill for residents in the Maplewood district will be $97.31; Residents in Limecrest district will pay $116.14 and Rockway district residents will pay $27.82, according to the report.

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The remaining water and sewer districts will not receive a rate increase in 2021. The Board of Clark County Commissioner approved the rate at its meeting on Dec. 16.

“We felt it was best for our customers to limit rate increases as much as possible for the upcoming year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Utilities Director Chuck Bauer said. “We will continue to examine our rate structure to ensure our customers receive the most efficient service possible moving forward.”

A full report on the increases can be found on the county’s website at clarkcountohio.gov/168/utilities.

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