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Proposed water, sewer rate increases discussed in Kalispell

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Posted at 8:57 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 22:57:27-05

KALISPELL — City of Kalispell officials held two open houses Tuesday to discuss proposed increases to water and sewer rates.

Water rates were last raised in Kalispell in 2013 and sewer rates raised in 2014.

If approved, new rates will become effective this June with increases being phased out over a seven year period.

City officials will hold a public hearing on March 2 about the proposed rate increases and anticipate a city council vote by late March.

City of Kalispell Public Works Director Susie Turner said the proposed hike will help the city make important investments toward much needed water and sewer system projects.

“In some areas of town we have water lines that were put in in the 1920’s, we need to makes sure that we’re being able to sustain the use of those and provide that same level of service for water and sewer,” said Turner.

Questions and concerns regarding water and sewer rate increases can be submitted online through the city’s website.