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Thomasville utilities rates going up

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –Thomasville Utilities customers are about to see higher bills.

The city council approved a 5-percent increase in water and sewer service rates that will go into effect February 1st.

There will also be rate increases for cable, internet, and landfill services.

City officials say they're increasing rates to cover their costs which have been steadily rising over the years.

"People say you can't buy much with a dollar these days, but a dollar on the utilities and a dollar on the cable?" James Butler, a Thomasville UtilitIes Customer points out, "That's a dollar I could have in my pocket month after month and that adds up."

Thomasville Utilities officials say the city does not make a profit on the services they offer and only increase rates when necessary to keep up with costs.

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