Residents in the city of Wood River shouldn't see water rates rise any time soon following the approval of an ordinance at last night's City Council meeting. The unanimously approved measure will allow the city to sell water to the Northeast Central County Public Water District.

The terms of the contract were not released, but Mayor Fred Ufert did explain why water rates should stay the same.

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In other business, the council also voted to get a jump start on making upgrades to water treatment facilities with the help of county funding, which includes $60,000 in grant funds and a low-interest loan from the county worth $80,000.

Before the meeting, a public hearing was held to discuss the Streetscape project. Mayor Ufert says that they have awarded the project to RCS Construction and that work should start in July and be finished in mid-to-late September.