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Thomson board considers sewer rate hike

Residents of Thomson township are looking at higher sewer rates for the first time in more than 20 years.

Following many discussions about the township’s sewer system’s needs and the cost to maintain the system, township engineer Joe Jurewicz and the Thomson Township board of supervisors informed the public at their May 19 meeting that rates need to be adjusted.

According to Jurewicz, the township last altered sewer rates in 2000, but with the township replacing parts of the system this year, they need to have the funds to be able to maintain it in the future.

Jurewicz informed the board and r...