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Water and sewer bills to be separated in Lexington

Soon folks in Fayette County will see a new bill in the mail for a service they've always paid for.

For years, Kentucky American Water has had a contract with the city of Lexington to bill customers for their water, and related sewer fees.

Kentucky American is discontinuing that contract, and now the city will take over billing for sanitary sewer and garbage fees. Both sides say it simplifies the process for customers.

"So our water customers actually will have a simpler water bill," Susan Lancho of Kentucky American Water said. "I think they will be more able to determine their water charges without getting confused, which we've seen somewhat over the years."

"The benefit to the citizens is they'll have a great explanation of the fees they are paying, plus there is a lot of payment options," Mark York, of the Lexington Division of Environmental Quality and Public Works said.

Customers should have already received an insert in their Kentucky American Bill notifying them of the changes.

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