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Baltimore water, sewer rate hikes approved

Thursday - 6/28/2012, 9:17am  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Board of Estimates has approved an increase of 9 percent for water and sewer rates for Baltimore City customers.

Wednesday's action will raise the annual water and sewer bill for a family of four by about $97.

Officials say the rate increases were needed to meet unfunded state and federal mandates and rehabilitation of aging infrastructure.

The rate hike takes effect Thursday.

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