Water bills in Union County to increase by 30% over next two years

Water bills in local county to increase by 30% over next two years

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Union County families are about to get a serious shock from their February water bill.

A 15% rate hike goes into effect next month, but it doesn’t end there.

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The county will raise rates by another 15% next year -- which is a 30% increase in two years.

>>In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Damany Lewis asks commissioners why they hiked rates so high and where the money is going.

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