SL water rate study approved

Bracing for increase

The Storm Lake City Council on Monday hired Veenstra and Kimm for $3,900 to conduct a study on whether water rates need to be changed over the next five years.

The council has already approved an ordinance that automatically raises sewer and water rates 3% for another three years. City Manager Jim Patrick said he wasn’t sure whether rates needed to be raised further. He said several capital items are planned, including a new water tower.

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