LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Metropolitan Sewer District customers are getting ready to see their bills go up.

The MSD board has approved a 6.9 percent rate increase for its residential and business customers starting Tuesday.

This comes after Metro Council members blocked a significantly higher rate increase last week.

MSD had previously said it needed as much as $4.3 billion over the next 20 years for upgrade projects.

Despite the lower rate hike, officials say some projects will continue while others will be slowed down or put on hold.