Yuma: Sewer rates increase

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From The Yuma Pioneer (Tony Rayl):

The council voted 5-1 in favor of the 33-percent sewer rate increase, raising the base charge from $12.50 per month to $16.60. Councilman Dan Baucke, who said he preferred a lower increase, cast the dissenting vote. Mayor Gene Seward, and councilmen Fred Raish, Ralph Ebert, Roc Rutledge and Shad Nau voted in favor. Councilman Sergio Sanchez, who initially introduced the increase, was absent due to having to work. The new rate is expected to generate $88,560 in new revenue. Possible uses include giving the Sewer Enterprise Fund’s reserves a needed boost, going toward the dewatering of the old sewer lagoons, and/or purchasing a new SCADA system, which controls the city’s water and sewer systems.

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