Corry residents and business owners are expected to pay more for water in 2010.

The city’s proposed water fund budget calls for water rates for residential and industrial customers to increase by an average of 8 percent.

The new water rate schedule still must be approved by Corry City Council.

Sewer rates, however, are expected to remain the same for residents and business owners in 2010.

An increase in water rates would mark the fourth consecutive year in which water rates would rise in the city.

If the increase is approved, as expected, these new water rates go into effect in February:

A minimum-use customer who uses 1 ccf (100 cubic feet) of water would pay $4.19 per month, an increase of 23 cents.

The average residential customer who uses 6 ccf of water would pay $12.66, up 92 cents.

A large residential customer who uses 12 ccf of water would pay $19.86, up $1.58.

The average commercial customer who uses 14 ccf of water would pay $20.39, up $1.27.

The average industrial customer who uses 235 ccf of water would pay $157.96 a month, an increase of $13.23.

Customers who use water for the city’s sanitary sewer system are expected to pay the same as they did in 2009.

A residential customer who uses 1 ccf (100 cubic feet) of water for sewer usage would continue to pay $20.61 per month.

The average residential customer who uses 6 ccf of water would pay $31.92.

A residential customer who uses 12 ccf of water would pay $45.06.

The average commercial customer who uses 14 ccf of water would pay $49.44.

In addition, each residence in which all occupants are 65 years of age or older would still get a $3.50 discount on their monthly sewer bill.

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