Water-Related News

Commission didn’t increase water rates for 8 years, now Lee residents will pay the price

Population growth and accompanying demand for water services combined with the pressures of inflation will likely mean higher water and sewer rates for customers of Lee County Utilities.

Residents who depend on Lee Utilities for water could face increases for the three or more years beginning this summer.

They have their chance to comment at a 9:30 a.m. June 20 hearing, in the county commission chamber at the Old County Courthouse, 2120 Main St., Fort Myers.

Water rates have remained stable in Lee County since the 2014-15 budget year, with the last increase taking effect in October 2014.