Higher sewer, water rates in Waupaca
While city of Waupaca taxpayers will not see a city tax rate increase for 2014, they will see increases next year in the sewer and water rates they pay.
Earlier this month, the Common Council unanimously approved a 3 percent increase to the water rate and a 1 percent increase to the sewer rate.
The increase in the sewer rate will be effective on Jan. 1, while the water rate increase will be effective around April.
The water rate increase will not go into effect until next spring, because the water utility is regulated by the Public Service Commission, and a public hearing will be required before a rate may increase may go into effect.