The city of Chattanooga, city of Rossville and the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) will be paying a private firm $1.42 per bill to handle billing of sewer charges.
That is over a dollar more per bill than the Tennessee American Water Company charged (40.5 cents per bill).
The water company advised local governments it would no longer include the sewer bill along with the water bill.
Enco Utility Services will be doing the billing for the three governmental entities.
There will be no implementation charge.