Selinsgrove Borough Council met on March 21, 2022 to review utility rate increases proposed by the Borough Engineer. The Finance Committee annually reviews the operating revenues and operating expenditures of each fund. Borough Council has not raised utility costs over the last few years. The last water rate increase was in 2010 and the last sewer rate increase was in 2016. Due to unfunded mandates, the Covid-19 pandemic, and new certification requirements of the Department of Environmental Protection and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, the Borough needs to adjust rates to cover these increased costs to continue to provide quality service and improve infrastructure. Borough Council will need to continue to monitor costs going forward as inflation increases and infrastructure ages.
Please refer to the two attachments for more information on this utility rate increase which begins April 1, 2022.