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Grand Coulee sewer charges to go up a lot


Citizens of Grand Coulee may want to sit down before reading this, and specifically may want to sit down on the toilet.

The Grand Coulee City Council voted last week to raise residential sewage rates by about 63 percent. The $20-per-month hike will cover the expenses of running the system.

“As much as I hate the idea of rate increases and taxes, to keep providing services, we’re gonna have to make some changes,” said Mayor Paul Townsend. “Our increases right now, we’re just looking to get up to par with our expenses.”

Residential rates will be going up from $31.82 to $51.82, a...

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