Caledonia votes to raise water fees

By The Associated Press

CALEDONIA — The city of Caledonia will ask the Mississippi Public Service Commission to approve an increase in local water rates.

Aldermen voted this week to increase fees to help pay for a new water treatment plant and well.

Under the plan, customers inside and outside the town would be charged a minimum of $7.25 up to 1,000 gallons per month, then an additional $7.25 per 1,000 gallons used after that.

Currently, in-town residents pay $12 and outsiders pay $14 for up to 2,000 gallons of water, then an additional fee per gallon.

Officials tell The Commercial Dispatch that the new fees should bring in about $959,000 per year.