As part of the city’s planned water rate structure, non-potable water rates will rise 6 percent and drinking water rates will rise 4 percent, following City Council’s approval of the increases on Tuesday.
The rate increases are part of the city’s planned increases.
The rate increases won’t go into effect until City Council approves them at a second reading. During the meeting, a couple citizens argued against the city’s inclined tiered rates and said that they punish people in multifamily residences by combining estimated population to an increased rate. The city plans to conduct a water study on its current rate system in the near future.
The increase will take effect Aug. 1.