If you live or own a business in Utica, your water rates are going up this fall – albeit for the first time in about 20 years – although they’ll remain the county’s lowest.
On Thursday, the Utica Village Board adopted residential and commercial rate increases. For homeowners, the fee rises from $1.60 per 1,000 gallons to $2.25, which means an extra $4.60 per month for the average homeowner.
For business owners, the sewer rate remains unchanged, but the water rate goes from $1.70 per 1,000 gallons to $2.25.
“We were barely breaking even or losing money,” Mayor David Stewart said of the need for rate increases.
In other matters, the Village Board:
- Acknowledged a clean audit from Hopkins & Associates
- Donated $6,000 for the Veterans Day parade to be conducted Nov. 5
- Donated $4,000 to the La Salle County Historical Society for the Burgoo Festival