Fort Wayne City Council Approves Water Rate Hike

By Scott Sarvay

February 22, 2012 Updated Feb 22, 2012 at 1:10 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) -A push to raise water rates in Fort Wayne has cleared a major hurdle.

The city council voted Tuesday night to approve a 40-percent increase, which will be spread out over 3-years beginning next year.

Average monthly water bills would be about 7-dollars higher beginning in 2015.

City utility officials are seeking the hike to raise more revenue to help pay for water main repairs.

The proposal still needs state approval.

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