THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Residents in Thomasville will see an increase in their monthly utility bills starting in March.
In December, the Thomasville City Council voted to increase utility rates by $3.
Starting Friday, residents will begin to incur those charges.
However, it’s still possible to save money despite the increase. But first, city leaders want to make sure one thing is clear, there is no electric rate increase.
Director of Marketing and Communications Sheryl Sealy said you can save a lot of money by being mindful of your water and sewer consumption.
“Something as simple as turning the water off while you brush your teeth or when you’re shaving in the morning. Those are all things that use water and any time you can turn that faucet off, that’s a savings in your bottom line,” said Sealy.
Natural gas is also impacted, so if you’re worried about efficiency, Sealy said they do home audits. She said this rate adjustment allows the city to maintain infrastructure and be able to continue serving residents.
If you minimize your daily usage of water and natural gas, city officials are confident you can avoid seeing your monthly statements increase.