A water rate hike will likely be approved on Tuesday, as the Turlock City Council is set to consider the results of the ongoing election to authorize a proposed increase. Over the next five years water rates would, approximately, double for most consumers. Rates would increase 12 percent for the average single-family household on July 1. Rates would then go up a further 15 percent on Jan. 1, 2015. Additional increases would come every Jan. 1 thereafter through 2019, of 7 percent, 15 percent, 11 percent, and 11 percent, respectively.