Not necessarily. In cases where rates remain consistent, the new meters will simply record consumption more accurately. In some cases, your bill may increase, but only if the current meter is under-reporting usage. Presently, the majority of customers are paying for the water they are actually using, while a few customers are only paying for a portion of actual usage. This condition is not fair to all customers. Discussions have already been held within the City of Lafayette that it does not intend to make bills retroactive where under-billing has been noted. The new system will ensure fairness and equality for all customers from this point forward.