Monroe residents are going to see a rate hike on utility bills next year.
Water rates are going up about nine percent and sewer rates are going up 14 percent.
The water rate hike is due to a rise in the cost of water from Everett, said Kim Shaw at the city of Monroe.
“The water is going up because the city of Everett is increasing our costs by 9.5 percent,” she said. Monroe buys its city water from Everett.
The sewer rate hike is the third of a four-year series of hikes that will pay off the debt from a sewer plant expansion in 2011.
The last 14 percent rate hike will go into effect January of 2015.