Tega Cay to buy out maligned utility company for $6 million


TEGA CAY, S.C. - Water bills in Tega Cay could go up three dollars a month when the city buys the water services.

The city plans to buy out Utilities Inc. for $6 million.

The company has been unable to fix reoccurring sewage spills that flow into Lake Wylie.

The city said the rate hike will also cover costs to fix the sewage problems.

Channel 9’s partners at The Herald of Rock Hill report that's better than the $50 per month rate hike that would have come if the city didn't buy out the utility service.