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Mayor proposes water rate increase in Havre


As a way to help defray the cost of several upcoming infrastructure projects, Havre Mayor Bob Rice will propose an increase in residential water bills at tonight's City Council meeting.

The meeting will start at 8 p.m. at City Hall.

"I don't like things to go for too long and you have to ask for an increase for $3 or $4 a month," Rice said this morning. "We haven't had an increase, I think, in five years."

Rice said he'll recommend to the council a hike of about 50 cents a month for the city's 3,500 water customers. The current water rate is $1.92 per 1,000 gallons, and each bill includes a...

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