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Sewer Fee Increases on Tap in Peoria

  Peoria City residents will pay more starting in May for their sewer bills. The Peoria City Council voted nine to two approving the fee increases for this year and next.


The additional revenue is needed to cover regular maintenance on city owned sewer lines. It will also pay for a one-point-three million dollar contract for  AMEC Environment and Infrastructure.


Peoria Public Works Director Mike Rogers says the company is critical in the city’s Combined Sewer Overflow remediation efforts. “The know the history. They know what the EPA has rejected and why and they know every nuance of our green infrastructure plan.”   

The sewer fee increases will mean an additional $25 this year for a family of three living south of War Memorial Drive and $16 for those living south of it. Residents will see a similar set of fee increases May of next year.