City of Longview utility customers will be paying an average of just over five dollars more per month on their utility bills, based on information presented last night at a City Council workshop. Mayor Don Jensen says that Council members know that this isn’t the best situation, but he also says that it’s not as bad as it could have been…2014rates…City staff is recommending a three percent water rate hike, raising the average monthly bill by 71 cents. Sewer bills would rise two percent, hiking that bill by a $1.76 each month. Stormwater rates would rise a scary 19 percent, but that is an increase of only a $1.28 per month. Solid waste rates would rise 8.5 percent, going up a $1.39. The overall percentage rise is just less than five percent. The City Council plans to take action on the 2014 utility rate resolutions at their regular meeting on December 12th.