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New meters for Jackson could increase water bills

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

If the Jackson City Council agrees to buy new water meters, it could mean a significant increase in residents' water bills.

The meters are at the center of a $90 million dollar water and sewer improvement project.

However, the proposal does not include a rate increase.

As meters get older, they show less water than what is really being used so new meters could increase bills for most of the city's customers.

The new revenue is intended to subsidize the replacement of nearly two miles of sewer lines along with major repairs and upgrades to the city's two water plants.

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