The Marin Municipal Water District will hold an informational workshop this week on a proposed 6 percent water rate increase.
The workshop will provide information about the district's finances and the reasons for the proposed rate hike.
The hearing is between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the district's board room, 220 Nellen Ave. in Corte Madera.
The rate hike will go into effect for water use beginning May 1 and for meter readings beginning July 1.
The average customer's bill will increase $5.63 per two-month billing period, increasing from $94.44 to $100.07, district spokeswoman Libby Pischel said.
Even with the proposed rate increase, the district delivers water to customers at slightly more than one half-cent per gallon, Pischel said.
The district's board of directors will vote on the rate increase at a public hearing on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the San Rafael City Council Chambers, located at 1400 Fifth Ave. in San Rafael.
Bay City News Service