The good news: Bridgeville’s property tax rate probably won’t be raised in 2016.
The not-as-good news: Your sewage bill will probably be a little more expensive.
In 2016, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority will charge customers an additional 62 cents for every 1,000 gallons of water used. For Bridgeville residents, the new total rate would be $11.84 per 1,000 gallons. That’s a 5.5% increase from the current charge of $11.22 per 1,000 gallons.
ALCOSAN is also increasing its service charge from $11.78 per quarter to $13.07 per quarter.
It’s worth noting that the rate hikes comes directly from ALCOSAN. Although part of your water bill also goes to the borough, Bridgeville isn’t increasing the amount that it charges residents. ALCOSAN has another rate increase planned for next year, too.
On the local tax front, borough council has proposed a 2016 budget that would keep Bridgeville’s millage rate at 5.5.
On Monday, Dec. 14, Council is expected to vote on the both the budget and the ALCOSAN increase. If you want to see the budget ahead of time, it is available for public review between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the borough building.