The City of Brookhaven has begun the planning process for prioritizing the needs of the City’s water and sewer improvements and expansion.
This is the beginning of the next phase of improvements and expansion to the 2007 annexed area. It is not an expansion of the City’s physical boundaries – it is the next phase of water/sewer services into unserviced areas.
The City of Brookhaven has spent $1.7 million over the past 4 years in the annexed area and has approved construction to begin on another $1.7 million. That is a $3.4 million commitment by the City of Brookhaven to the annexed area.
A clean, safe, dependable water supply is a very valuable commodity as polluted water sources become more common. Safe drinking water for the residents of the City of Brookhaven is one of the top priorities and obligations of your elected City officials.
Your City officials will do everything in their power to keep rates as low as possible. Water and sewer must be fee based and self supporting by state law. Over 60% of city residents pay the minimum bill (3000 gallons or less per month). Brookhaven’s water and sewer monthly rates are less than surrounding communities of equal size. The minimum City water bill is $11.45. A 5 gallon container of bottled water costs over $6.00; 5 gallons of City water costs 2 cents.
The greatest recession since the 1930’s has caused the City to be especially aware of our fiscal responsibilities to the citizens of Brookhaven. Timing is now right to fund the project due to interest rates being at historic lows.
Your elected City officials are diligently working and planning to provide top quality, safe and dependable water and sewer services to all residents in the annexed areas of the City of Brookhaven. If you have any questions, or wish to further discuss the City’s plans for this next phase of services expansion, please feel free to contact your Alderman or the Mayor’s office.