Iola water rate hikes approved

Iola City Council approves a series of water rate increases over the next three years. The hikes are geared to replenish the city's long-beleaguered water reserve fund.

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February 25, 2020 - 10:28 AM

Attending Monday’s Iola City Council meeting were, from left, City Administrator Sid Fleming and Council members Kim Peterson, Steve French and Nancy Ford Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

With minimal splash compared to past debates, Iola City Council members approved a series of water rate increases Monday.

The price of water will increase 10 percent beginning May 1, another 10 percent in May 2021 and then 5 percent in 2022.

The rate hikes, approved Monday in a 5-2 vote, are geared to replenish the city’s beleaguered water fund.

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