BRADENTON, Fla. — Jefferson County, Ala., commissioners Monday narrowly adopted new sewer rates that underpin the resolution of the nation’s second-largest municipal bankruptcy.

The board voted 3-to-2 to increase the base sewage charge to $15 from $10. Commercial rates will go up 3.49% in November, and 7.89% each year for the next three years along with residential rates. After that rates will increase 3.49% each year, unless further adjustments are made.

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