HUSTONVILLE — After 16 years of stagnate water rates, Hustonville City Council approved an increase last week to pay for skyrocketing insurance rates and future water projects.
The 10 percent increase will take effect with the new water budget at the beginning of the fiscal year July 1. Council members approved the vote five to one, with member Jimmy Lane in opposition.
The rate increase was given first reading in May. At that time, the Advocate reported the price of 2,000 gallons of water would increase from $8.83 to $9.71, while outside the city limits the price would rise from $11.04 to $12.14.
Mayor Larry “Pup” Doss said the increase is justified after so many years and will be used for necessary water projects.