San Jacinto City to increase water and sewer rates Jan. 1, 2021

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The San Jacinto City Council, with Mayor Andrew Kotyuk absent, voted to approve a water and sewer rate increase that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2021. The discussion over the proposed water and sewer rate increases began May 19, when the city manager and public works director explained the city’s water and sewer system, its wells, lift stations, pumps, pipelines and other equipment were rapidly deteriorating because of age and some wells must be closed or would soon close. According to the public works and finance departments’ estimated report, bringing the wells, pipelines, stations and systems back to a level where the city’s water and sewer customers could rely on the lower cost services into the future would cost a minimum of $8.6 million, if the money were available, and w
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