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Estherville Residents May See Increases In Water & Sewer Rates

Tue 9-20-2022

(Estherville)– Water and sewer rates may soon be on their way up in Estherville. The city council Monday evening approved first readings of proposed ordinances that, if granted final approval, would allow the increases to move forward.

For water rates, a 10 percent increase would take affect this coming December 31st, along with an inflationary adjustment amounting to an additional five percent a year over the next five years. City Administrator Penny Clayton says the increases are needed due to the increased cost of doing business, along with some capital improvements that are coming up…

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Sewer rates in Estherville, if granted final approval, would increase by 15 percent effective with the bill due this coming January, along with an inflationary adjustment of an additional five percent per year over the next five years. Clayton says there are a couple of factors behind that proposed increase…

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The proposed increases will come back to the council for 2nd and 3rd readings before any final action is taken to give residents an opportunity to comment.

(Story courtesy of KUOO in Spirit Lake.)