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Council considers lowering base-charge water allotment to 300 cubic feet


April 19, 2016

The Sweet Home City Council last week moved closer to deciding how it will adjust water and sewer rates this year.

The council did not change water or sewer rates last year. In discussing the issue in recent months, council members have grappled with historical precedents and local culture as they have sought to come up with a plan that would be as painless as possible for ratepayers.

The council met in a work session on April 13 to look at rate proposals. After discussing the initial proposal offered by staff, council members asked Public Works Director Mike Adams to bring rates back to...

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