Water rates in Lynn for the second year in a row have remained the same.
Lynn Water and Sewer Executive Director Dan O’Neill said the stable water rate reveals the full value of conservation efforts as well as efficiencies in delivery systems and in the overall effort to maintain quality service and lower consumer costs for water.
“I am extremely proud of the efforts that have been made and the gains we have accomplished through hard work and by increasing the knowledge about what we do and how water rates can be kept from rising precipitously,” O’Neill added.
The LWSC provides Lynn residents with safe, clean drinking water drawn from an extensive independent water supply stretching as far as the Ipswich River.
There are more than 19,000 water and sewer accounts in the city and some 90,000 water customers.
The system supplies Lynners with 10.5 million gallons of water daily with an average of 27.69 million gallons of sewage treated per day.
“At a time when electric bills have soared and the price for oil has hit the ceiling, I’m happy to report that Lynn water users are enjoying paying the same amount for their water for the second year in a row,” he repeated.
“In other nearby communities water rates are hitting a new ceiling from year to year,” he added.
“Not so, here.”