Water and sewer rate increases have been tentatively approved by the Magna Water Co. board and would take effect April 1.

Residents currently pay a base fee of $5.10 for water and $9.90 for sewer services each month. These would be increased to $6.60 and $11.40, respectively.The charge for water usage over 6,000 gallons per month would also be increased from the current 50 cents to 65 cents per 1,000 gallons. Changes in commercial and industrial rates are also being considered.

The board has scheduled final approval of the increase during its March 14 meeting, said Brent Huish, general manager.