San Jacinto Council delays proposed water and sewer rate increase decision until September

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The San Jacinto City Council continued its discussion on how much city water and sewer rates should be raised to help repair and replace its aged and deteriorating water wells, pumping stations, water and sewer pipelines at its Tuesday, Aug. 18, meeting. The council received a sobering report by the public works department and city manager Rob Johnson in a work session, May 19. A water and wastewater rate study showed how the city’s water wells, pumping stations, wastewater facilities and associated pipelines were deteriorating due to decades of use and, if they not replaced, could force the city to buy all of its water and pay for treatment facilities from neighboring water districts at much higher prices. The council learned that some had already been taken off line in earlier wo
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