Rates for the Township’s sanitary sewer service are about to
go up in response to increasing costs. At its March 29 meeting, Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors agreed to
consider action on a new rate schedule at its April 5 meeting. Charges for the service are based on each customer’smetered water use plus a monthly minimum charge that varies with the water
meter’s size. For homes served by5/8-inch supply lines – the most frequent for residential use – that charge is currently
$7.00 plus consumption fees of $8.48 per 1,000 gallons. The typical home uses 5,000 gallons of watera month. The new rate, which represents
a 50¢ per 1,000-gallon increase as well as a $2 a month increase in the baserate, would go into effect with the June billing cycle. The combined monthly impact for an average
home would be $4.50.