Steubenville city council heard yesterday from its hired engineering firm on how to proceed with water rate increases.

Arcadis suggested increasing the base water rate by nearly $15 next year to $46.75. Then from 2020 through 2022, the rates would increase and then stay at a rate of $50.65.

Council made no decision yet on water rate increases. Arcadis is continuing to advise the city on how to deal with its water lines.