WASHINGTON, Ill.–Homeowners will now be seeing an increase of $6 in their water and sewer bills.
The increase started this month and Washington Mayor Gary Manier says it will go towards improving infrastructure in the city.
Manier says this has been needed for many years, but the 2013 tornado put the city behind schedule. He hopes to start the work by July.
“We hope people understand that once they see North Lawndale and West Holland done this year, and water and sewer lines even to the houses, I think they’re gonna think a little differently, like that’s really pretty cool,” Manier said.
“It’s just a matter of getting caught up and finally doing it the right way instead of just taking band-aids and fixing streets, we’ve got a plan hopefully in 20 years to do the entire city with this new rate increase,” said Manier.
Mayor Manier says this $6 increase is strictly used for water and sewer repairs and improvements.