Austell residents will pay more for their water at increasing rates through 2018.
In 2015 and 2016, they will pay $6 more each year. Then in 2017 and 2018, the rate will be $6.60 extra each year.
The rate increase is being passed along by the Austell City Council from the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority.
On average, city residents use about 5,000 gallons of water a month.
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