Harpeth Valley Utilities District officials announced Tuesday most of its residential customers will see increases of up to $5 on their combined water and wastewater monthly bills beginning in March.
In a release, HVUD General Manager John Brown said rising costs of energy and chemicals were factors in the need for the increase, along with the added expense of dealing with the May flood.
"While we don't have control over energy or chemical costs, and certainly no control over the flood, I can say we are extremely proud of the way our entire community responded to the historic flooding we experienced,” Brown said.
HVUD last instituted a rate increase in 2010.
HVUD has 16,000 water customers and 13,000 wastewater customers. The regional provider of water and wastewater services has customers in portions of Davidson, Williamson and Cheatham counties. Most of its Davidson County customers live in Bellevue.