Durham to hike water rates

May 6, 2008 1:55:33 PM PDT
Durham water customers will see an increase in their water bills this summer.

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.