CRESTVIEW The water and sewer rates for Okaloosa County increased 2.75 percent today.This is part of the five-year plan of rate increases enacted in September by the Okaloosa County Board of Commissioners.



The water usage rate for single family residences increased from $2.22 to $2.28 per month for each 1,000 gallons of water used, or any part thereof, up to the first 3,000 gallons.  Their sewer usage rate increased from $3.48 to $3.57, up to the first $3,000 gallons.



The residential rate goes up to $3.14 from $3.05 last year for residential users who use between 3,000 and 10,000 gallons of water per month.



Single family residents who use more than 10,000 gallons of water per month are now being charged $4.67 per 1,000 gallons, up from $4.55.



The all others water usage rate (non-residential single family) increased from $3.05 to $3.14 for all levels of usage. The sewer usage rate increased from $3.48 to $3.57 for all levels of usage.



The water flat rate increased from $25.55 to $26.25 per month for residential single family customers who have county water service available, but who have not connected to the county water system.



The sewer rate has increased from $38.86 to $39.93 per month for residential single family customers without water service, and for those who have both county water and were service available, but have not connected to the county sewer system.