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JeffCo sewer creditors want sewer rate plan now

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BIRMINGHAM - AL -

A sewer creditor wants Jefferson County to raise rates now.

Thursday, Financial Guaranty Insurance Company will ask the federal bankruptcy judge to force the county to take a look at sewer rate increases immediately. Attorneys for FGIC claim the county is using bankruptcy and its general fund issues to delay sewer action.

In court documents, the attorneys request the rate "achieves the maximum revenue possible while not exceeding state reasonableness levels."

Sewer rates haven't increased since 2008.