Chattanooga City Council holds public hearing on water quality fees

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Chattanooga City Council held a public hearing on water quality fees.

The hearing happened during the city council agenda meeting Tuesday night.

The hearing was to get input from the public on the Water Quality Program Rate Study and recommended fee increase.

“We respectfully request that this water quality rate and fee increase proposal be removed from the overall city of Chattanooga FY19 budget and be debated and voted on independently,” Homebuilders Association of Greater Chattanooga Executive Officer Richard Beeland said.

“We are extremely concerned about the impact on development on Chattanooga. We are concerned about the impact on its citizens,” Greater Chattanooga Realtors President Jeff Ramsey said.

“We’re not opposed to it, but we’re not for it. We just need to analyze a little bit more,” Chris Long with Chattanooga Developers Environmental Coalition said.

Documents on the rate study can be viewed online.

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