SH standpipe photo

A section of the standpipe that serves water customers in the City of South Haven and surrounding townships is shown. South Haven Area Water and Sewer Authority hopes to replace the aging structure, which was built in 1927, at a cost of $6.9 million.

Water and sewer rates are expected to go up for South Haven area residents following a decision Tuesday by the South Haven Area Water and Sewer Authority (SHAWSA) to do so.

The authority voted to increase water rates by 6.5 percent starting in January of 2021 and sewer rates by 9.9 percent beginning in July of 2021.