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January 13, 2004
Arlington- One issue Councilman Brackins will be working on is improving sewer service, but that's something the people of Arlington will have to pay for.

The city was awarded $5.2 million dollars from the USDA to improve the system. $1.4 million of that money must be paid back over 40 years.

The sewer system has infiltration problems for years.

"Sometimes because of old terra cotta pipes, when it rains water infiltrates that, goes into our oxidation ponds and does not allow the sewage to dissipate as it should," said Mayor Turner Bostwick."

The city council will have to approve a sewer rate hike to pay for the loan.

The average bill will likely go up 50 percent from $15 to $22.50 a month.