PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria area residents could soon see an increase in their sewer bills thanks to proposed rate increases.
Tuesday, the Peoria City Council will discuss approving two, 15% sewer rate increases.
Those with homes on city sewer lines would see their average bill increase by $3.27.
The average increase would be $1.43 for those with homes on the Greater Peoria Sanitary District sewer lines.
City Officials said the rate hike would help them prepare for a 57% loss of customers to the Sanitary District by the end of 2014.
"When we finally turn the sewers over to the sanitary district, the hope is everybody will already be on that level playing field in terms of what they're paying," Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis said.
If approved, the new rates will take effect on May 1.