Paxton Water Rate Increase

Nearly 1,000 residents along the Walton Covington County line will soon pay higher water bills.

The Paxton town council unanimously approved the change.

The additional money will go toward meeting a local match for a $600,000 federal project.

It'll include another water tower to improve service for residents living on the outskirts of the system.

Officials say, on average, a family will pay an additional 88 cents a month.