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Wastewater utility rates may rise

November 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City recently reviewed the financial situations of its utilities, and the outlook of the wastewater department looks grim.

Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle informed the Board of Works that the department is approximately $340,000 in the hole — and falling.

“Wastewater is trending in the hole. It’s been going in the hole for sometime,” Coyle said. “It’s something you (the board) have discussed and we need to figure out if we need to raise the rates.”

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