Dorchester may raise sewer rates again



SEWER STUDY - A six-month trial study is planned for Dorchester’s wastewater treatment ponds, where chemicals will be added in an attempt to lower the amount of phosphorus in the effluent.                       STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN

A year after it last raised sewer rates, the village of Dorchester is look at doing it again to address a projected shortfall in next year’s utility budget.
According to a preliminary 2019 budget, the sewer utility will run an operational deficit of about $32,000 next year if rates stay the same and expenses are not cut.

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