SARATOGA SPRINGS — The city has announced changes in utility rates.

Secondary water will increase $1.50 from $15.37 per quarter acre to $16.87 per quarter acre. The first garbage can rate will jump 23 cents from $11.46 to $11.69. The second garbage can also will increase 23 cents from $6.50 to $6.73. And the recycling cans rate will increase 11 cents from $5.20 to $5.31.

The change in the secondary water fee is to help fund improvements that will add both capacity and pressure to the irrigation system. The rate changes for garbage and recycling reflect an increase in the cost from Republic Services and is a pass-through to residents.