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Baker may increase utility rates

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Posted: Jun 21, 2010 6:57 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: residents, city, Baker, rates, natural gas, water, sewer, service, expenses, operating, utility system

Residents in the city of Baker could see their rates for natural gas, water and sewer service go up in order to offset rising expenses for operating the city's utility system.

The council is expected to introduce an ordinance Tuesday, and a final vote could come at the council's July 13 meeting.

Raising rates for water and sewer will have to wait on completion of a $3.2 million project to install new water meters on the city system.

Under Kel-Ar's proposed rate structure, a customer's bill would include the city's actual cost of the gas consumed, plus a "markup" of 62.5 cents per hundred cubic feet of gas.

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