Here is how a 40 percent water rate increase will affect an average utility bill. The increase only affects the water charge. In the example below, the $40.32 water charge will increase by 40 percent for a total of $56.45. This changes the total amount due from $80.44 to $96.57 resulting in a $16.13 increase to the bill.
The 40% water rate increase will take effect October 1, 2012.