The city council approved a 2.8 percent increase this week.
The Public Works Department says the higher rate is needed to maintain its increasing facility costs.
A single family household will pay about $1.60 more each month. One woman says she doesn’t have to pay water as part of her rent, but it will effect her grandmother.
“She’s just not happy. I mean, it’s already a high rate. Bills are expensive,” said Corvallis resident Tawnya Roggenstein.
The increases will affect the stormwater and wastewater portion of your water bill, not regular water. The hike goes into effect Feb. 1.