Erie County Water Authority upgrades mean an increased water bill for customers

Erie County

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Erie County Water Authority will spend $76 million on upgrades next year and customers will be paying more.

The water authority says bills will go up by 6.5 percent. That will add up to about $20 more next year for the average homeowner.

The authority says next year’s budget includes money for new water mains as well as upgrades to treatment plants and pumping stations.

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