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Water rates in Manly to increase


This news story was published on March 17, 2014.
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Manly, Iowa

Manly, Iowa

MANLY – Residents in the small Worth county community of Manly may see their water rates increase.

The city council of Manly tonight at its regular meeting will consider on second reading an amendment to an ordinance that sets the water rates for the city. A water rate increase would be effective July 1, 2014. The base rate would increase from $12.55 to $13.55.

The usage rate of $2.62 per 1,000 gallons of water would be increased to $3.00.

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2 Responses to Water rates in Manly to increase

  1. 50 MILES SOUTH Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2014 at 4:00 am

    I do not live in manly. However, I just realized while doing my taxes that I paid MORE for my water/sewer/garbage, this past year than gas to heat my 5 bedroom house for the year. More than the electricity bill for the year. Just a hair under my auto insurance for the year. All this even tho I live alone, am gone half the week, which means I use the minimum for water/sewer/garbage. SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      March 18, 2014 at 10:20 am

      @50 Miles-they keep raising them and raising them every year. Of course they call it a fee instead of a tax so people don’t catch on. A lot of it goes to wages and benefits and this year the culprit is insurance cost going through the roof thanks to Obamacare.