MW sewer rates could go WAY up

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Without additional outside funding, project could result in sewer rates increasing by as mych as 35 percent.

By Stephen Thomas

MOUNT WASHINGTON – The state is mandating that city officials make improvements to its sewage treatment facility.

But Mount Washington city officials are still trying to figure out how they will pay for the multi-million dollar project.

Under state order the Mt. Washington city council needs to have expansion and improvements in place by 2010.    

City engineer Dave Derrick informed the council during a special public meeting that projected budgets showed the city around $1.35 short of paying for all the necessary improvements.

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