ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph Township residents will see an increase in their water bills following approval of a rate increase Monday by the St. Joseph Township Board.

Users will see a 6.9 percent increase, from $2.14 to $2.30 per unit used, plus a surcharge of $1.11 per unit, up from $1.03 per unit. The 50 percent surcharge stays with the township to support its water fund for any needed repairs or projects within the township. The ready-to-serve rate will go from $18.65 to $19.72 per customer per quarter. Consumers are billed quarterly and will see the increase starting with the Aug. 1 billing cycle.

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