Water service cost to increase

At the Dec. 7 meeting, Sylvania City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to increase water service charges, which will take effect starting Jan. 1.

For city of Sylvania users, the cost increase will be from $7.04 to $8.09 per one thousand gallons and for non-city users from $8.80 to $10.11. Likewise, the city of Toledo, from whom Sylvania is provided its water, approved increases of approximately the same percent in May. According to Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough, Sylvania’s water rates have increased 175 percent since 1991.