Water customers in Rockwood will be paying more soon.
The Rockwood City Council approved final reading on a 2.5 percent rate increase on water rates at its meeting Monday, Feb. 27.
One customer said he preferred this small increase rather than bigger ones down the road.
“I think with that 2.5, if that is what we are speaking of, that is good,” said Glenn Gabriel.
It will make inside the city minimum rates for 1 to 200 cubic feet $13.07. Outside rates will be $22.85 and those living in South Roane County will be $29.77.