Tucson Water increase will be finalized tonight

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Residents will find out this evening how much more they willbe paying for water in Tucson.

The city council will decide on new rates and feestonight.  No matter what that Tucsonwater bill will be going up.  How much isthe real question.  The answer is notclear yet, but residents can get some sort of idea, the estimate is $3.  Not a lot, but more than residents have paidbefore.

Tucson Water says costs are going up and it needs to increaserevenue from somewhere.

There are numbers of ways to get there; for the averagecustomer their bill will go up anywhere from $2.91 to $3.68 per bill.  Tucson Water has held a series of publicforums over the past few weeks. Officials are taking all of the feedback to the council, who will makethe final decision this evening.

The council meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. tonight.

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