AUBURN, Ind. (WFFT) - Auburn residents are likely to pay nearly double for water.
The city council is looking at raising rates 43%.
This is to help pay for much needed upgrades to the system, including water tower repairs and new water meters.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission shot down a 50% increase in April.
Still, rate payers say it's too much of an increase at once.
"I'm not a big fan of the raise personally. My real feeling is they should do it more often and less raise in the rate at a time," said George Able.
There will be a second reading of the proposal during the June 5 city council meeting.
The last time Auburn raised its water rate was back in 1999.