Residents in Toledo will soon see a spike in sewer rates.
Tuesday evening, Toledo city council voted on the Toledo Waterways Initiative Plan, with an 11-to-1 outcome.
R ates will increase by more than 7-percent each year for the next six years.
C ouncilman Mike Craig says he has heard from constituents not happy about the higher sewer rates, but says it's needed. "Toledo's water and sewer rates are, even after everything is figured into them, are not going to be that bad," said Craig.
O fficials say the money will help Toledo fulfill an EPA clean water mandate, by paying for reductions in raw sewage discharge and to help build two new water storage facilities.