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Sewer Rate Hike Approved In Great Barrington

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts has approved a sewer rate hike. 

Town officials proposed and approved a 10 percent sewer rate hike for 2018 this week. It’ll cost the average homeowner $46 per month.

The hike will help cover the $11 million in debt the town accrued from its wastewater treatment plant overhaul.

The 2018 tax rate is also up 7 cents from last year to $14.98 per $1,000 of assessed value – roughly $4,500 for the median home. 

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