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Possible Rate Hikes For Water Put on Hold

After hearing a report and recommendation from Holden Water Superintendent Tony Lerda at its Oct. 4 meeting, the Board of Public Works took a wait and see approach to any water/wastewater rate increase.

Lerda told the Board the price of chemicals is rising, and the cost of plastic price has increased. However, he said, due to its wise choices and investments of the past, the Board has some time to ride out the immediate economic situation and see what the future brings. He recommended waiting for approximately three months and monitoring the situation.

Lerda continued by saying the Board had created substantial savings by making choices such as 14 plus blocks of new water mains, searching and repairing of leaks. This, in turn, resulted in….

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