It's too soon to tell whether customers of the Williamsport Municipal Water and Sewer Authority will see a hike in their water or sewer bills.
The authority of both boards met Wednesday and adopted an $8.1 million general operating budget with a $144,000 shortfall that must be made up, according to Walt Nicholson, authority executive director.
When asked what that meant for the rate payer, he said, "It's too soon to tell. We're looking at a number of revenue sources before a decision is made."
Today, the average homeowner pays $48 per quarter. That is someone with two or three people living in their home, Nicholson said.
The authority's budget reflects an increase over this year's ending budget of about $7.7 million, he said.
The decision on a rate hike won't happen until all of the cost-saving measures are examined, he promised.
In other matters, a number of water main replacements and upgrade project are getting under way this summer on streets in the city and in Old Lycoming Township.
Contractors are in the process of bidding the projects and once they are selected, the authority will notify residents and businesses on roads and streets that are impacted, Nicholson said.