The Hannibal Board of Public Works approves rate hikes for water and sewer customers Wednesday.

According to BPW General Manager Bob Stevenson, the rate increases were part of the deal when the city issued bonds for water system upgrades and sewer system improvements.

The average residential customer’s water bill will, on average, go up by about $3 per month. The usage charge for residential customers goes from $4.66 to $4.75 per 1,000 gallons.

Sewer rates are also on the rise, with customer charges slated for a nine percent increase and usage rates jumping four percent.

The rate hikes go into effect July 1st.