ENTERPRISE, Ala.– The Enterprise Water Works Board met this morning to vote on a plan that will help repair the city’s aging water system.

At the meeting, the board discussed the recently completed water rate study, the first one in 36 years.

The study concluded that new rates be established to help bring system charges in line with cost of services provided.

Today the board voted yes on a new rate schedule.

This means residents will soon be seeing an increase on their monthly water bill.

“Now we will start the design work and start working on all the streets by priority as far as water lines. We will start looking at the bypass tank,” said Alan Mahan, Enterprise Water Works Field Superintendent.

The new water rate schedule will come into effect January 1, 2018.

Residents will see changes reflected beginning on their February bill.