Bessemer water rates going up
Written by Jesse Baroka on May 23, 2023
BESSEMER – The Bessemer Common Council meeting last night at city hall. Last night the council approved a water rate increase of $6 per month for all Bessemer water customers with most water customers not seeing an increase in sewer rates. Commercial water customers in Bessemer will see a slight increase in sewer rates which will be based on the size of their water meter. The common council also discussed dissatisfaction with some of the landscaping work or lack thereof after various water sewer projects in the city, some of the landscaping sitting unfinished for years. The council encourages residents to contact city hall to report unfinished work on their property right of way and discussed with-holding funds to Jakes Excavating the cities contractor for the projects until neglected landscaping work is completed, with how much money will be withheld being discussed in a future meeting. The council also discussed a priority list to fix some of Bessemer worst streets.