CBJ utility rates are set to go up January 1

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - There will be a utility rate increase effective Jan 1, 2020, in the City and Borough of Juneau.

    The City & Borough of Juneau Assembly in August approved increases to both the water and sewer utility rates. The 4 percent rate increase will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

    Expect the changes to your billing statements. All Bill-Pay automated customers will need to update their accounts to reflect the new rates in order to stay current.

    Following the Jan. 1, 2020 increase, there will be a subsequent 2 percent increase in July 2021, July 2022, July 2023, and July 2024.

    These increases keep pace with inflationary cost increases. Revenue generated goes toward costs for operating and maintaining major water and wastewater infrastructure systems, debt financing from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) loans, and capital projects directed at failing infrastructure or regulatory compliance.

    For more information, contact the CBJ Utility Office at 586-0995.

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