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Mar 21, 2013 8:52 AM by AP

Harahan poised to raise sewer fees

HARAHAN, La. (AP) - Harahan officials are poised to raise the city's minimum sewer fees 43 percent for residences and 71 percent for businesses.

After discussing the idea for the better part of a year, they say they expect the city council to vote on it Thursday night.

It would be the first increase in a decade. Mayor Vinny Mosca tells The Times-Picayune the money would pay for $4 million in repairs to underground pipes and likely leave Harahan "in good shape for another 10 years."

Sewer fees are pegged to water use and appear on bimonthly utility bills.

Under the proposal before the council, the base charge would rise to $2.50 for residences and $2.75 for businesses. The minimums would be $7.50 for residences, $9.00 for businesses.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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