To maintain and repair pipelines and meet an increased need for water, the San Antonio Water System says it needs a 142-mile water pipeline.
Many angry citizens told City Council last night that a rate hike needed to accomplish that is too much for them to bear.
If the Vista Ridge Pipeline project is approved, rate increases are estimated to rise about $3.90 per monthly customer bill in 2016 and another $4.37 in 2017, KSAT 12 News reported.
SAWS says the money would go to other projects as well.
A Texas A&M report, done for San Antonio Councilman Ron Nirenberg, rated the controversial water pipeline project as high risk.
KSAT has posted the proposed rate adjustments online.