Monthly bills are going up for one town south of Columbia. On Monday the city of Ashland confirmed their sewer rates are going up, along with certain utility fees.
The base sewer rate will now be $13.90, and the amount for every 1,000 gallons of water will be $4.78.
It will also cost more to reconnect your service and put down a deposit for utilities. A residential home deposit is now $90, and commercial or rental deposits are $150.
Re-connection fees for non-payment rose to $75, and the after-hours rate during an emergency is $150.
The changes just took effect for September.