The mayor of Colchester says the rise in water rates from the city's supplier, Macomb, is becoming a “hardship” for residents.
Macomb will raise the water rates for Colchester 5% effective August 1.
Mayor Danny Bice says water rates have skyrocketed since the city started receiving its water from Macomb about nine years ago.
He says, “Sooner or later there has to be a stopping point on the water increase. Because it's (gone) up 150% since we hooked on (to Macomb service).”