Hamilton County sewer rates could go up 5.5 percent next year. That's the recommendation from county administrators.
Rates have been increasing for several years and are expected to keep doing so to pay for the multi-billion dollar, federally mandated sewer system upgrade. Last year, commissioners approved a six percent increase.
A new study by the UC Economics Center projects a 5.1 percent increase in holiday sales (November and December) this year over last in Cincinnati. This is slightly higher than the estimated growth in Ohio of 4.5 percent.