City may go back to the well for water rate hike

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March 26, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Stop us if you’ve heard this before…

Iola officials, in an attempt to bolster the city’s water fund, are considering a water rate increase, which would be the city’s sixth since 2011.

City Administrator Sid Fleming spelled out the issue, the most vexing one for the city since the new water plant was built in 2005: the city has troubles meeting its expenses when accounting for a $600,000 bond payment.

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