As it has done repeatedly in recent years, the San Luis Obispo City Council on Tuesday approved water and sewer rate hikes.
The council unanimously approved a 5.5 percent water rate hike for this year, followed by another 5.5 percent increase next year. Monthly water bills for the average single-family home will increase from $56.98 to $60.09 next month and to $63.39 in July 2020, according to a city staff report.
Sewer rates will rise by 5.5 percent next month, followed by a 5 percent increase next year. The average monthly sewer bill will increase from $50.09 to $52.84 next month and to $55.47 in July 2020, according to the staff report.
A ratepayer protest allowed by state law did not come close to upending the rate hikes.