(KMOV) -- Residents in the St. Louis area could have higher water and sewer bills in the near future.
The Missouri American Water Company asked for a rate increase last October in order to increase water operating revenues by about $48.5 million and sewer operating revenues by $143,000.
Sewer bills could go up by just under $7 a month and water bills could go up by a little more than $16.25 per quarter. Combined, that adds up to about $132 more a year. One important note, the sewer increase only applies to those who have Missouri American Water Company for their sewer service, not MSD.
Before the company increases rates it has to hold a meeting with the public.
There are two meetings this week. The first is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Louis Community College Meramec campus.
The second meeting is Thursday at 6:00 p.m. on the north campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.