City residents will see a slight bump in their wastewater rates next year under a proposal approved Monday night by the Finance and Personnel Committee.
Sewer bills for the average city resident would increase 1.8 percent under the proposal. The average bill will come out to about $238.
Keith Haas, manager of Racine's utilities, said sewer bills have been flat over the last four years. The average sewer bill in 2007 was $236, Haas said.
City residents also get a deal compared to surrounding communities. Mount Pleasant residents are charged $95 per quarter, or $380 a year. Residents in western Caledonia pay $109 per quarter, or $436 a year, and eastern Caledonia residents pay $99 per quarter or $396 per year.