Holstein council approves first step in raising utility rates

The Holstein City Council approved the first reading on three ordinances pertaining to increases in utility rates during its meeting April 2.

Ordinance 236 sets new monthly rates (a 9 percent increase) for water service as follows: first 1,000 gallons—$6.54; gallons over 1,000—$3.55 per 1,000 gallons; capital projects fund—$5.81; meter charge—$1.09; water availability—$10.90; outside city limits: first 1,000 gallons—$13.08; gallons over 1,000—$7.10 per 1,000 gallons; capital projects fund—$5.81; meter charge—$1.09 and bulk water: $13.08 for first 1,000 gallons, $7.10 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.

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