BOONVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - In Warrick County, the city of Boonville has officially adopted a water and sewer rate increase.
In March, the city council settled on a new base rate for sewer, water and fire protection. The new rate will be $77.28, which is an increase of over $20 per month.
Residents in attendance were not pleased with the hike.
“Why the extra $20? What specifically is that gonna help?” asked resident John Fisher. “It’s hurting people cause our water quality isn’t any better.”
“No one here wanted to raise rates, other than they had to be raised in order to keep our utilities on an even keel,” explained Mayor Charlie Wyatt.
City council members say they weighed all factors before moving forward with the rate increase, stating it’s their duty to provide safe drinking water and a working sanitary sewer system.
Thirteen dollars of the rate hike will go to sewer rates.