Officials in one Wiregrass town say they can no longer subsidize low service rates for citizens.
Samson Mayor Clay King has proposed a 2-dollar minimum usage increase for water and sewer.
The city is upgrading its sewage treatment plant.
In addition, Samson is responsible for paying off a loan used to modernize the water works system.
The town has approximately 1,100 water and sewer customers.
City officials say without a price hike the budget would suffer around a $70,000 loss.
City Commissioners will be asked to approve the fee increase Friday in a special meeting.