(KMOV) – Some residents in St. Charles County face a potential sewer and water rater increase.
Public Water Supply District Number 2 in the county has hired a consulting company to perform a water and sewer rate study at a $26,000 price tag.
“There are different classifications of customers, whether it be commercial or residential, high user, low user,” said Mike Dougherty with Alliance Water Resources. “We want to make sure all of our customers pay a fair rate, and that one class isn’t subsidizing another class.”
But the big question remains on whether the study means rates are inevitably going to go up for the more than 40,000 District 2 customers.
“They could, I don’t know if they will. The district believes the rates are pretty well set, but we don’t know that for sure, that’s the purpose of doing the formal rate study,” said Dougherty.
Officials say they do expect all customers to see an inflationary increase to their water rates in 2014.
News 4 has been told the rate study will be complete by the end of the year.