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By Clare McGraw
Cheney Free Press 

Medical Lake residents to see rate increases

Changes to accomodate treatment plant


Last updated 11/30/2023 at 7:23pm

MEDICAL LAKE – Residents can expect to see an increase in service rates, including a 12% hike in garbage fees and a $2 increase in wastewater (sewer) rates.

Water rates are expected to see changes to accommodate upgrades to the Water Treatment Plant.

“We need to get to the point where it’s not losing funds, it currently uses reserves to cover the costs,” city Finance Director Koss Ronholt said during a recent City Council meeting.

“What I’m proposing is common practice with other cities, they designate a revenue source and those get deposited directly into a specific fund,” R...

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