Orange County votes to increase water rates

June 27, 2008 8:57:17 AM PDT
Water bills are going up for Orange Water and Sewer Authority customers. Thursday, the OWASA Board of Directors voted 7-to-2 to raise water and sewer bills by 17%. The increase equals about $10 more on an average customer's monthly bill.

OWASA originally wanted a 25% rate increase but backed off because customers are already dealing with rising gas and food cost.