Waters rates are rising

Waters rates are rising. Lake County residents will see a 5 percent increase in their quarterly water bills, with monthly rates going from $3.49 to $3.66. That amounts to about an $8 a year increase. The Lake County commissioners approved the rate hike last week (June 15), and said the funds raised will go toward the department’s infrastructure replacement program, including replacing eight miles of pipe per year. The rate hike goes into effect starting in July.