Residents in the village of Bethlehem can expect to see their water rates go up 45 percent in a few months.
Council is set to vote on the water hike on January 6, but before that vote happens, residents will get a chance to speak out at a public hearing.
City officials say the city of Wheeling, which is where they get their water, passed on a 72 percent hike to municipalities 8 months ago. The village is not passing on the full amount but has settled on a 45 percent hike.
A public hearing will be held on January 6 at 8 p.m. before council votes on the proposed rate hike. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available at the village office.