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Rate hikes approved for water and sewer


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The Havre City Council approved proposed water and sewer rate increases Monday night after residents expressed their concerns about the changes.

Several people said the city should use the rate increase to pay for more repairs to aging water lines.

Water rates will go up 4 percent. The $9 monthly water service charge will increase to $9.36 and the $1.92 rate per 1,000 gallons will increase to $2.

City clerk Lowell Swenson said the increase will raise about $60,000 a year to finance improvements to the water system.

Sewer rates will go up 6 percent. The monthly service charge will increase f...

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