City homeowners will soon be seeing their water bill go up, though not as much as it has in recent years. The Water Board today on Friday approved the Department of Environmental Protection’s request for a seven percent rate hike.
That’s the smallest increase in seven years.
The hike will cost the average single family homeowner an extra $62 a year.
DEP officials say the rate hike is needed to cover expenses, unfunded mandates, and debt service payments.
The new rate will go into effect July 1.