Chuck Hinkel, owner of the Laundry Depot on Virginia Street, told the Village Board Monday that he’d have to do 700 more loads of wash a year to cover the proposed hike in his sewer bill.
That was part of his argument against the proposed 19-percent sewer rate increase from $8.38 to $9.98 per 1,000 gallons of water used.
While board members seemed sympathetic, the board voted 5-0 to approve the rate hike. It will go into effect June 1. The village water rate will remain at $5.25 per 1,000 gallons of water used.
“As a laundromat, my main product is water. I spent $13,400 for water and sewer last year. But I know of similar sized laundromats located elsewhere that pays $4,000 to $5,000 for those same bills,’’ Hinkel said.
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