Tuesday, November 21. 2017 Jackson County Water & Sewerage Authority customers will not see an increase in rates in the upcoming year. At a November 9 meeting, the authority unanimously approved a $12 million budget for FY2018, without a proposed rate increase. The budget is up $1.4 million over the FY2017 budget. Last month, the authority’s staff presented the FY2018 proposed budget, which included a one percent rate hike.