Your utility bill might look a little higher this month (we say this gently and with love).
July 2023 marks the first month that the higher utility rates Richmond City Council approved back in May will go into effect. According to the Department of Public Utilities, households can expect an average increase of $8.70 a month.
Here’s the average cost increase per utility (or, dig deeper into the new rates):
Natural Gas: ~$2.24 a month
Water: ~$1.55 a month
Wastewater: ~$4.40 a month
Stormwater: ~$0.51 a month for typical customers
Reminder: You can sign up for a flexible payment plan with PromisePay. You can also apply for financial assistance through programs like the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program, the MetroCare Water Assistance Program, or the Senior Care Program.