and residents might be unhappy with their water bill thanks to increased water rates imposed by the City of Chicago.
According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, water rates have risen 25 percent since Jan. 1 and annual 15 percent hikes are planned for the next three years. This will more than double the former costs within a few years.
The Trib says the current conditions are stimulating different suburban tows to consider alternatives.
This was discussed during a recent Homewood Village Board meeting, but it was determined that any alternatives would not feasibly avail themselves for at least a few years, so they’re sticking with Chicago for the time being.
The rate hike is a necessary move to keep an aging system going, according to city officials.