NAMPA -- Nampa voters overwhelmingly backed the bond for a major upgrade to the city's wastewater treatment plant Tuesday.
The $165 million bond passed with 87 percent of the vote, with 8,898 voters checking the 'yes' box. Thirteen percent, or 1,361 people, voted against it.
The upgrades - which are required by federal law - would have spelled an increase to Nampa residents' sewer bills whether or not the bond passed.
Mayor Debbie Kling previously said that with the bond, citizens' sewer bill would rise from about $25 per month to $30. The rates will increase each year until 2025, when residents will pay about $72 per month.
Rejecting the bond would have caused residents' sewer bills to double from 2018 to 2019, rising to an average of $110 by 2025.
Nampa residents will see the increase in their sewer bill in October.