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New year, new fee in East Baton Rouge Parish

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Residents in East Baton Rouge Parish are ringing in the new year with another hike in sewer fees.

Since 2004 residents have seen a four percent increase in their monthly sewer bill at the start of each year. According to the Department of public works, the average household can expect to pay about $1.70 more a month.

The extra money is being used to finance the parish's $1.4 billion federally mandated sewer system overhaul.

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