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    Elkins water rate hike to take effect ‘immediately’ | News, Sports, Jobs

    ELKINS — Elkins City Council approved a 32% water rate hike on its second and final reading this week. A second increase of 3 percent has been recommended for the summer of 2023. After both increases, accounts using the average residential amount of water — 3,400 gallons per month — would see an increase of $15.20 per month, or about 50 cents a day. Council discussed the rate increase prior to the vote during Thursday evening’s meeting. “I’ve received this criticism or question, why are we raising the water rates instead of just dipping into the general fund,” First Ward Councilman Rob Chenoweth said. City Attorney Gerri Roberts…

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