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Cheney council OKs rate increases

Water, sewer going up, along with COLAs for department firefighters


Last updated 12/6/2018 at 4:49pm

Cheney’s City Council passed resolutions increasing water and sewer rates, a cost of living adjustment for the city’s firefighters and agreeing to a pair of settlement agreements with Bonneville Power Administration between BPA and its transmission customers on rates, issues and services.

After unanimous approval, Cheney utility customers will see a 5 percent increase in their base rates and usage fees, and a 2.2 percent cost of living adjustment in their sewer charges. The new water rates become effective Jan. 15, 2019 while the sewer rates begin Jan. 1.

Customers will also see a sligh...

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