Harriman water rates going up

Harriman Utility Board has implemented a water-rate increase that will take effect Aug. 1.

In a notice to customers, the utility stated the increase was necessary to provide safe drinking water.

“While everyone will see some change, the effect on your monthly bill will be determined by your customer class,” the notice said.

“The minimum usage residential customer in the city of Harriman will have an increase of 73 cents monthly or $8.76 annually,” said HUB General Manager Bill Young.