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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Common Council moved to pass an ordinance establishing rates for the waterworks at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting. A public hearing was held, but after no one came forward, the council passed the ordinance.
The rate adjustment, shown above 33 percent, will not affect electric, wastewater, sewer or storm water.
In the councilâ€™s last meeting Mayor Ryan Daniel said the increase is mainly due to the fact that water utility has been running in the negative for a little while, due to a decrease of usage.
Once the rate adjustment is broken down, it figures to 2,000 gallons of water costing $2 to $3. The average household uses five or six thousand gallons, which would be an increase of $5 to $7.