The Steubenville city council learned that water rate increases are needed to hire more utility workers.

The city will use the water rate increase to hire the 8 new workers needed to help replace the water line infrastructure.

Council will meet for another finance committee hearing next Tuesday at 6:30.

Speaking of water, the city of Steubenville will soon be selling the city’s old water meters.

Council voted to approve the advertising, bidding, and sale of the old water meters, which have not been used in several years. The old meters are valued at over $1,000 dollars and have been replaced by new, upgraded meters.

City Law Director Costa (Cost-A) Mastros (Mass-Tros) is thrilled to see that the water meters are going to benefit the city in another capacity.

Bids for the meters will be accepted from today until July 27.