The Shenandoah City Council will hold a town hall meeting Aug. 12 prior to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting to discuss a water and sewer rate study that may increase water rates to cover the cost of water maintenance.
The town hall meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., and area residents are invited to ask questions regarding the study, which the council has discussed previously.
If approved, residential water and sewer rates would increase by around $3 each, though the cost would driven by water usage. During previous conversations, information presented to the council said with the new water rate a household using around 3,000 gallons of water would see a bill of $22.91 compared to the current $16.91 on a monthly basis.
The City Council has been asked to make a decision on the water rate by Oct. 1 to line up with the new fiscal year beginning.
Shenandoah has not seen a water and sewer rate change since 2010.