MOUNT VERNON — City water customers will probably see a small increase in their bills later this year, but the details are still to be worked out.

It is likely a 2 or 3 percent increase will be implemented to create a capital improvements fund in order to pay for upcoming projects.

The Water Rate Committee of the city’s Water and Wastewater Commission met for more than an hour and a half Wednesday morning to discuss the situation, although most of the time was taken up with a review of the city’s billing and rate codes and whether they need to be streamlined. That, however, won’t change the amount a customer will see when they open their bill each quarter.

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Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

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