By Andrea Vinci
Gloucester City News
The Mount Ephraim Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance on second reading, after no comments from the public, which will raise the sewer rate from $50 to $100 per year.
Officials released the following statement explaining the increase:
“The Borough of Mount Ephraim provides sewer connections to all properties in the community, and transports the raw sewage to a connection with the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority.
The CCMUA then transports it to their treatment plant for processing before it is released into the Delaware River. Each part of the process entails costs.
“Mt. Ephraim’s costs for providing and maintaining the sewer mains under the streets, the manholes, the pump stations and handling the billing has steadily increased from approximately $100,000 in 2004 to the anticipated estimate of $200,000 in 2011.