Lordstown water rates going up

LORDSTOWN -- The village is raising its water rates to consumers, reflecting the increased cost of obtaining water from Niles.
The village board of public affairs increased water rates 20 cents per 1,000 gallons effective in the January billing cycle.
Board clerk Ruth Ann Horvath said residents are billed quarterly, and the average consumer uses 5,000 gallons monthly or 15,000 gallons quarterly.
The increase will add $3 per quarter to the average user's water bill, she said.
The rate increase is because of a 7.6 percent water rate increase the village received from Niles, she said.
Niles and Youngstown are the member cities of the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District.
MVSD has raised its own rates to the cities, which sell water to other communities, to pay for capital improvements including a filter project. The MVSD gets its water from Meander Reservoir.

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