Greater Cincinnati Water Works proposed a rate increase of 7.5 percent. The agency cites capital needs and the fact that customers are using less water.

"It's just the rate of the increase that grabs people's attention," said Vice Mayor David Mann.
A 7.5 percent rate increase to shower, do dishes, and all other things H20. That means roughly an additional $16 a year for the average Cincinnati household and some say that's far too steep.
"I think 7.5 percent is too much in any one year and I won't support that," said Mann.