Warner Robins doubling sewage fees for residents outside city limits
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – More than 1,000 people who use the sewage system in Warner Robins will soon see an increase in their sewage fees.
One concerned resident says the surge came as a surprise and he’d like to see it fixed.
“People on this street, some of them it would effect seriously,” Michael Callaway, who lives in Bonaire, said.
He’s lived off Mount Zion Road for 20 years and is concerned about a new ordinance Warner Robins city council members passed on August 1.
“We have three octogenerians on retired incomes,” Callaway said, thinking of his neighbors. “This means that somebody in a $300,000 house pays the same as somebody in a mobile home or in an apartment.”
The minutes from the city council meeting show residents who live outside the city limits, but use the city sewage fees double to $40.
Council members say they’re working to find a resolution to help Callaway and his neighbors. Initially, leaders unanimously voted to approve the increase deciding the the adjusted fees would help pay for the new upgrade waste water treatment facility.
“What this really means to us is that I’m going to pay as much in sewage in the next three and a half years as I have in the last 14 years combined,” Callaway said.
He says he’ll continue to work with council members so he and his neighbors won’t have to pay in the long run.
Council is expected to meet on Monday to talk about the upcoming sewage fees and possible adjusting them.
Callaway and his neighbors say they’ll be there.