Henning to see increase in water and sewer rates [UPDATED]Published 9:42am Monday, May 14, 2012 Updated 11:44am Monday, May 14, 2012
Due to a deficit in water and sewer funds found in the city’s recent audit, the Henning City Council refinanced its $970,000 bond for the water distribution plant.
The move will see water and sewer rates increase throughout the community, but will lower the city’s interest rate on the bond from 4.38 percent to 3.4 percent, saving the city approximately $75,000 over the next 20 years.
The increase will take place at the beginning of July, seeing the current residential water rate of $31.60 a month move to $33.60. Residents who use more than 2,000 gallon base will be charged $2 for every additional 2,000 gallons.
Businesses will see a $3 increase on their water rates, moving from $37 to $40, and will pay the same $2 additional charge for having more than a 2,000 gallon base.
Henning Councilman Dave Brutlag supported the measure saying that it is better to increase water and sewer rates than to raise taxes in the city.