WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KMOV) -- The city of Wentzville plans to raise fees for sewer services starting January 1, 2012.
The fees will be raised forty cents per 1,000 gallons of water.
Mayor Paul Lambi said residents will be paying a bit more now but it will save them money in the future.
The waste-water treatment plant expanded in 2005 to support the GM Plant and the growing population. Lambi said the money used to fund the expansion was from the state and Wentzville was able to get a low interest rate as long as the plant will be able to bring in enough money to run the plant.
The current sewage rates do not cover the costs to operate the sewage plant so they must be increased.
According to Lambi, taxpayers will save more than $1 million in interest payments.