Not necessarily. In cases where rates remain consistent, the new meters will simply record consumption more accurately. In some cases, your bill may increase, but only if the current meter is underreporting usage. Presently some residents are paying for the water they are actually using, while other residents are only paying for a fraction of their usage. This condition is not fair to all residents. Discussions have already been held within the Utility Department and the City does not intend to make bills retroactive where under-billing has been noted. The new system will ensure fairness and equality for all the residents and businesses from this point forward.