The Good Hope village board is talking about raising rates, but not right away.
Board President Todd Danner has started the discussion. He said there is no immediate need for a rate hike but costs are rising. Water rates in Good Hope have not gone up since 2007.
He said, “It's just something we're slowly beginning the ball rolling on this idea. And whether it happens six months from now or next year, we really don't have a set time.”
Danner said the board will have the water system audited to provide a basis for setting future rates.