Sewer rates to rise in Dunbar

Sewer rates are going up in Dunbar. The City Council okayed a sewer rate increase ordinance at their meeting last night by a vote of 5-3. The public hearing prior to the vote was packed, and most seemed to be against the rate hike. The average bill in Dunbar will go up by $4 to $8 per month. Dunbar is paying for a $12 million sewer project on its own, and the improvements helped drive the rate increase.