Homeowners in the Briggsville Water District in Clarksburg will be seeing their annual bills more than double in just 18 months.

IBerkshires.com reports that the town Select Board, acting as the water commissioners, voted earlier this month to increase the yearly rate by $120 effective Jan. 1st.

The new rate beginning for 2019 will be $450. Bills are paid quarterly.

Members of the water district, which serves about 180 people, voted more than a year ago for the town to take over the operations of the private water system, which has not had a functioning board in years.

The board will continue to address issues regarding the town's takeover of the district.

None of the members of the current board were in office when the discussions on the takeover and the eventual vote took place.