The water rates discussion continues at Steubenville City Council.

The city is hiring two personnel for the water and sewer department.

Officials said the positions need to be filled, and the money to pay for it will come out of the water and sewer fund.

They will now work on hiring an assistant superintendent and an administrative assistant.

While there is enough money in the fund to pay for these positions now, it will soon run out.

This is another reason why council says water rates need to go up.