(Okoboji)--Water rates in Okoboji will be going up effective July 1st. The Okoboji City Council Tuesday evening granted formal approval of the increase following a public hearing. City Administrator Michael Meyers says for a typical residential customer in Okoboji, the rate increase is $11.55 per quarter or about four bucks a month.
Meyers says the increase will generate about $80,000 in additional revenue to the city's water fund. The additional revenue will not be enough to cover the cost of needed improvements to the city's distribution system.
Councilman Jim Delperdang, who also serves on the city's Finance Committee, says those projects will have to use other sources of funding in order to prevent water rates from soaring.
City officials say the last time Okoboji's water rates were adjusted was in 2018.