Warsaw stormwater utility rate increase discussed at council meeting

(Carli Luca / News Now Warsaw)

Warsaw city council members were presented with plans to potentially increase the city’s stormwater utility rate over the next five years Monday evening.

No votes were made on the rates at Monday’s meeting as it was only meant to be a proposal. The rates presented by stormwater coordinator Ryan Workman shows rates going up roughly five dollars ($5) in total over the next five years. The current rate for 2020 is at $2.95 per month, and by 2025, that could go up to $8 per month.

Workman explained during his presentation that an increase in the number of capital projects, along with the cost and added stress with those projects are some main points of why the increase has been proposed.

The city council will be overlooking the rates and could vote to finalize the increase at their next two meetings.