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City staff: Water rate hike needed

 

March 4, 2020



The city council intends to use the proceeds from the sale of the former Public Works headquarters and Water Treatment Plant on 9th Avenue to help pay for needed capital projects at the Water Treatment Plant and offset some potential rate increases this year.

City staff presented four options for water rate increases to the City Council during a work session held on Feb. 25. The options would increase the average water bill by $4.35 to $9.33 per month.

The average bill is for 600 cubic feet. The majority of water customers use less than the average. How the options would affect customers...



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