In a world full of uncertainty, one thing Monroe residents have been able to count on is their water rates.
Water rates haven't been adjusted in the city in 19 years but thanks to a new ordinance, all of that could soon change.
"None of us want to pay more than what we're paying for anything. but I don’t think any of us want to turn on that tap one day and not have any water,” said City Councilman, Jay Marx.
To keep water running in Monroe, the city has hired a consulting firm to look into the cost of producing and distributing water. Those in favor of adjusting rates argue that while our rates have remained the same, our equipment isn't getting any newer.
"There's a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done on the decaying water system," Councilman Marx told NBC 10 News.
But some city council members are against hiring an outside source to put a price on your water. We talked to some citizens about they feel about rising water rates.
"I don't think they should raise the prices at all. I already think the prices are high enough," says water customer Ann Griffin.
"I think raising the water price will be good and I think everyone should be concerned about our drinking water more than the price. I don't think they'll raise the price too that much," said Monroe resident Denise Cooper.
One thing is clear when it comes to water rates. Something needs to be done in order to keep our toilets flushing, and water flowing into our glasses.