Lincoln City Councilors, on a 4-2 split, approved raising sewer and water rates in Lincoln City effective July 1st. The increase for water is, on average, 6%, while the increase for sewer is around 4%.
The council also approved a provision that allows the city to charge a higher rate in the summer when water use peaks and costs are higher due to higher pumping and water treatment operations.
But overall, City Manager David Hawker says the annualized increases should not exceed 6% for water, 4% for sewer. See complete article at News Lincoln County.com. The typical residential base service charge for water will be $18.72 in the city and $ 39.70 outside the city, Sewer rates will be $19.90 and $39.81 respectively.