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County Sewer Rates To Rise 22 Percent To Avoid Debt Default

The system took a huge hit when one of its largest users, Sappi paper, shut down operations in the area several years ago.

Since then, the county has chosen not to make significant changes to the wastewater system’s rates, instead hoping that the county could attract new major private customers by keeping rates low. That gambit has not panned out, as the system’s flow has only decreased.

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