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September 20, 2013
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Carson City utility rates will go up Oct. 1

A five-year plan boosting water rates 6 percent and sewer rates 15 percent, on average, won 3-1 Carson City governing board approval Thursday. Individual rates will vary depending primarily on use and the category of the user. In addition, the new schedule realigns rates so former subsidies involving the categories, as identified by a rate consultant, will end based on equity and will result in some lower initial utility bills even though most bills will go up. The increase is to meet capital needs. Nearly $50 million will be necessary, the bulk of it to upgrade the existing wastewater-treatment plant. …

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