TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Tupelo City Council has approved a 2 percent water and sewer rate hike to pay for infrastructure improvements.
However, that hike is not just a one-time thing. It goes up each year starting in 2018 and ending in 2021.
Tupelo Water and Light director Johnny Timmons says a customer who pays $11.05 a month now for 3,000 gallons of water will pay $11.27 starting January 7.
When the final rate hike takes effect January 7, 2021, that bill will be $11.96 a month.
The council voted for the rate hikes during Tuesday's meeting.