Water Rates Will Double For Fresnans

Expect to dig deeper in your wallet the next time you pay your water bill.

Late Thursday night, Fresno City Council members voted to approve a $410 million water rate project.

Water rates will double over the next four years under the approval.

The extra money will be used to build a southeast Fresno surface water treatment plant, make repairs to pipelines and water wells.

Prior to the vote, during the 4-hour meeting, Fresnan's voiced their opposition to the measure.

In the end, it passed by a vote of 5 to 2, with council members Sal Quintero and Clint Olivier voting against the proposal.