Kendallville Proposes Raising Water Rates

By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

July 15, 2014 Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 11:18 PM EDT

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (21Alive) – Another day, another rate hike – this time in Kendallville.

The City of Kendallville is proposing raising water rates over the next two years.

A resident who uses 2,000 gallons of water a month could see their monthly bill go up by 20 cents each year.

The increase would be implemented in two phases, and the Mayor says it will go toward upkeep of water mains and water line insurance service.

"We have three water tanks to maintain, and every certain year, every so many years, they have to be they have to be painted and maintained and inspected. This way allows us to put the money away as we go rather than take a loan and have to pay payments back for that,” said Kendallville Mayor Suzanne Handshoe.

It will take City Council approximately six weeks to go through the approval process. If approved, the rate hike will go into effect January 2015.

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