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City proposes lowering school district water rates


April 3, 2019

The city’s Administration, Finance and Property Committee has directed City Manager Ray Towry to move forward with a proposal to return the Sweet Home School District’s water rates to last year’s levels for a period of six months.

During that six months, Towry said, the district will work on a plan outlining what it will do with the money it saves during that period.

Objecting to a 45-percent increase in water rates, school district officials had earlier approached the committee, requesting that the city waive water fees for irrigating district fields, which are used by numerous com...

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