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Special hearing will discuss potential 20 percent rate hike for MSD customers

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Monday, the Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee will hold a special hearing to discuss the idea of a 20 percent rate hike for MSD customers. 

MSD is in the middle of an $850 million, 20-year federal agreement to reduce sewage overflow into the river. 

Projects connected to the mandate have continued, but they tie up two-thirds of MSD's capital budget, meaning less money to make major repairs. 

In May, MSD approved the preliminary rate hike to pay for its operating budget and make repairs. 

For customers, the proposed hike would raise the average monthly bill by about $10.50. 

Some council members said they'd vote against such a steep hike. 

The rate hike measure is now in the hands of the Budget Committee. 

The proposal must pass the full Metro Council before it can be implemented.

The special hearing takes place June 19 at 4 p.m. at City Hall.

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