Downtown Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON — The City of Mount Vernon is raising its water rates for the first time since 2017, effective Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Water customers will first see the 5% increase reflected in the bill they receive in April.

For the minimum water user, the 5% hike will cause a monthly water bill of about $23.76 to change to $24.95. A minimum-user household uses around 3,000 gallons of water a month, which works out to two showers and 10 toilet flushes a day, plus running a dishwasher and the laundry four times each week for a month.