Beginning June 1, the cost of water and sewer service for Vicksburg residents is going up. The cost of residential and small commercial garbage collection will go down.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday adopted ordinances setting new increased water and sewer rates ranging from 5 percent to a maximum of 30 percent for residential and commercial customers based on water use and reducing the city's garbage rates by 5 percent. The new rates become effective June 1.
Suncoast Infrastructure, a contactor working for the City, will begin tests of Vicksburg sanitary sewer system.
Testing will take place starting on approximately 8 June 2015 and will wrap up by the end of September.
Field personnel with the contractor will release a non-toxic and non-staining test smoke into the manholes, which will travel through the sanitary sewer system in order to detect and breaks or leaks in the city's system.
Professor EricC D. Pritchard of the University of Illinois is in process of writing a book on Vicksburg's own Patrick Kelly our own "global fashion phenomenon" and icon. And he is very eager to interview Patrick's family, friends, teachers, and classmates - all those who knew and remember him from Vicksburg.
The City of Vicksburg has recently implemented a new texting service. This service allows City leaders to communicate faster and more effectively with their constituents. The texting service will also be used to send out notices of events, alerts, boil water notices and general information pertaining to City government and Vicksburg. Citizens can opt-in by texting keywords to the new service at 95577.
Signing up is easy. To opt-in, you simply text one or more of the following keywords to 95577.