(KMOV) – Residents in Collinsville will soon notice an increase in their water bill after the city council in November agreed to build a new water treatment plant.
According to city officials, water rates are expected to rise 38 percent, or about $1.27 per 1,000 gallons used.
“It’s important to note that this increase is not a result of budget deficits,” said Collinsville Water and Sewer Director Dennis Kress. “It’s due to the construction of a whole new water plant altogether.”
City officials say the current water plant is over 60 years old and in dire need of upgrades and improvements.
The public is encouraged to voice their opinion on the issue during a special meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday in the city council chambers.