- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Biloxi City Council has voted to raise water and sewer rates to help meet the city’s expenses.

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1nGcNr6) the proposal approved Tuesday will not impact 70 percent of the users.

He says those who use less than 5,000 gallons of water a month won’t see any change in their bills.

Increases for other users will start April 1 and continue each year through 2020.

Cities are required by law to charge rates that will cover the expenses of operating the utilities, although for years Biloxi has subsidized the accounts.

Gilich says the council looked at several options before coming up with the latest revision.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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