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Wastewater bill rises $17.10 for most this month


January 3, 2018

An increase in wastewater rates took effect Nov. 18 and is being reflected in water-wastewater utility bills this this month.

On average, the monthly increase will amount to $17.10. That’s for residential customers who expel 600 cubic feet of water each month, the average for Sweet Home. The charge will increase from $93.69 to $110.79 at that level of use.

Each 100 cubic feet equates to approximately 748 gallons.

The council approved the rate increase in late October to shore up revenue for the fiscal year, which began on July 1 and ends June 30.

In that October meeting, City Manager R...

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