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Council OKs water rates increase

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved an across-the-board increase in water rates that will help fund the installation of new pumps dedicated to reducing the impact of Water Treatment Plant operations on distribution pipes.

The council approved the increase during its regular meeting, held Tuesday, April 14. Some councilors attended physically, while others attended using Microsoft Teams. Public attendance was limited to six persons, while the public also was able to watch a live stream of the meeting and comment via Teams.

City staff did not propose increasing wastewater or stor...