The City of Greenville has announced that water and sewer rates increased slightly on June 1, based on the 2015 consumer price index.
The previous year, the index figure dropped, leading to a decrease in the city rates.
City Manager Dave Willey told WGEL about the annual process used to adjust water and sewer rates.
The water rate for those living in the city increased 10 cents a month for the first 2,000 gallons used and the sewer rate rose 8 cents a month for the first 2,000 gallons. Outside the city, the water rate rose 19 cents a month for the first 2,000 gallons used.
Bulk rates went up 2 cents for villages receiving water from Greenville and the Coffeen power plant.
The official announcement of the rates was made at Tuesday night’s Greenville City Council meeting. No action was taken since the process is set out by ordinance.