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 toconsider action on a new rate schedule at its April 5 meeting. Charges for the service are based on each customer’s
metered water use plus a monthly minimum charge that varies with the watermeter’s size. For homes served by
5/8-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 water
a month. The new rate, which representsa 50¢ per 1,000-gallon increase as well as a $2 a month increase in the base
rate, would go into effect with the June billing cycle. The combined monthly impact for an averagehome would be $4.50.