Failing water and sewer lines in San Jacinto could bring steep rate increases, council learns

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The necessity of increasing the city’s water and sewer rates due to aging and deteriorating pipelines was the topic of a San Jacinto City Council workshop, held virtually Tuesday, May 19, before the regular city council at 6:30 p.m. Consultants studied the need for replacing the city water and sewer systems and the possible costs associated with those repairs. Their reports, that within the next year and for the next five years, the city will have to adjust their residential and commercial rates up to 50% or higher, disturbed to the council. The workshop followed two recent water line breaks occurring on Sanderson Avenue in rainstorms. The damage caused the busy highway to close for a time. It was found that the old metal water pipes had deteriorated and possibly were poorly sealed
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