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Independence to hold water rates hearing

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Town proposes raising rates to cover costs

INDEPENDENCE — Anyone planning to hook onto the Town of Independence water system in the future will pay higher rates if they are approved by town council.
Proposed rates for new service are: in town, $950; out of town, $1,425; out of town/water authority, $2,925.
Independence Town Manager Kenneth Vaught said rates haven’t been increased since the mid-1980s. The current tap fees are $325 in town and $487.50 out of town.


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