- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Birmingham Water Works says it will implement stage three of its drought management plan, which includes a surcharge of 200 percent for residential and other customers for excess water use.

Al.com reports (https://bit.ly/2emv3qK) the utility’s drought plan calls for surcharges to go into effect on Nov. 19.

The Water Works said in a news release residential customers who use more than 8,977 gallons per month will be subject to a surcharge for any water used above that amount. The surcharge is separate and in addition to the regular water charges, meaning customers looking to water their lawns during the drought may have to pay three times as much on their water bill for doing so.

Non-residential water customers will be assessed the surcharge for any water use more than 110 percent of their monthly annual average billing amount.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, https://www.al.com/birminghamnews


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