Overdue infrastructure maintenance and several years of stagnant revenue have several water providers in western Kentucky raising their rates. Murray, Cadiz, and Caldwell County water systems are all in the process of raising their rates.
An ordinance gradually raising water bills about 31 percent in Hopkinsville is set for the city council’s approval.
Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority General Manager Derrick Watson says the ordinance which spreads the increase over three years unanimously passed its first reading at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Watson says if the increase passes its second reading the additional revenue will go toward projects in Hopkinsville.