Water and Sewer Rates Going Up in Hermiston

<p>Hermiston City Council</p>

Hermiston City Council

Water and sewer rates are going up in Hermiston.

Last night, the City Council approved a plan to raise the rates by 16% by July 2015.

The increase will come in the form of four 4% raises each six months beginning in January.

The rate increases are part of a plan to pay for the construction and operation of the city's new $27.2 million recycled water treatment plant.