Posted at: 11/14/2013 7:27 PM
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Customers of Austin Utilities will see bigger bills starting January 1st.
The utility board has approved a nearly 5% increase for electric. Water rates will go up almost 7%. That equals out to about $6.30 each month.
The board says increases are the result of higher operating costs and recent maintenance.
As we've previously reported, Rochester utilities may also be raised. RPU proposed a 3% increase for electricity and a 1.5% increase for water.
Rochester City Council will vote on that _Monday.