Durham to hike water rates

DURHAM

The /*Durham City Council*/ approved a rate increase that includes a 5-tiered system in an effort to get customers to conserve.

The base charge for water will jump 60 cents a month. The new rates take effect July 1.

Raleigh city officials say the April showers have kept /*Falls Lake*/, the city's main water source, above full.

At the current level, Raleigh has a year's supply of /*water*/.

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