Utility bills on the rise in the city of Meridian

Published: Oct. 10, 2022 at 4:26 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Water, sewage and garbage bills are going up in the city of Meridian. The issue surfaced at the Lauderdale County Council of Governments meeting Monday.

The city said the only reason for the increases are that the prices for everyday goods and services are rising as well.

“Actually we talked about water, sewer and garbage. Those things are going up, and it’s just a fact of the matter. It’s unfortunate that we’re going to have to increase some things, but that’s part of the process. You know we’ve got to pay for garbage, and every citizen has to pay their part. It’s just that plain and simple,” said Mayor Jimmie Smith.

Elected leaders attending the monthly meeting also discussed many different paving projects, including a new one beginning in the medical district in Meridian.

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