People living in Walker County will soon see an increase in their water bills.

The money from the increase will help fund improvements to the water and sewer system.

Chelsi Dill and her family have lived in Walker County for generations. She says there are still issues with the water even though a temporary water filtration system was installed last year.

“Some people say it's not great quality. In the north part of the county people have the low-pressure problems,” said Chelsi Dill.

In a Facebook video posted by Commissioner Shannon Whitfield, he explains the severity of the issue.

Walker County has so many cracks that 60 million gallons of stormwater leak into the sewer lines each month.

“We have to pay to have those gallons treated at the plant, and there's no revenue to back that up,” said Commissioner Shannon Whitfield.

Dill says she's glad to see crews out taking note of the areas that need repairs.

“Smoke testing to see where the cracks and different problems are so they can be addressed as soon as possible,” said Dill.

The video also shows the expected improvements to the water lines.

“Actually fix it and not just put a band-aid on it. Then, absolutely it can carry us through my kids and my grandkids,” said Dill.

During the last general meeting, the Water Authority's board approved a $4 base water rate increase and an increase of $1.15 per 1000 gallons used.

The rates will go into effect on August 1.

“I'm willing to do what I have to so that us and our future generations can have the best water possible,” said Dill.

The water line project has already started and will take another three years to complete. It’s expected to be a multi-million dollar investment.

“If we don't have these rate increases, we won't have a water and sewer system in years to come,” said Whitfield.

Walker County spokesman Joe Legge told Eyewitness News, "There are two mobile treatment plant trucks that have been at the water plant since last July. The plant was only equipped to filter well water. When the well came under the influence of surface water, Georgia EPB required a different type of filtration to declare the water clean. The board hasn't decided whether to purchase new equipment and retrofit the old plant to filter surface water or to explore other alternatives."

Water and sewer will be on the agenda during the next general committee meeting on Tuesday at 6 pm.

Click here for more information on the water rate increase.