- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Sioux City officials have recommended a 7 percent hike in water rates and 3.5 percent boost in sewer rates to help cover the costs of relocating utilities in the way of an interstate project and other needs.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1WQNDnx ) that the City Council will consider the rate increases at a meeting Monday.

The proposed increases would bring in an additional $5.3 million over three years and would also help pay to replace aging infrastructure and upgrade the wastewater treatment plant.

The hike would cost the average residential customer an additional $3.58 per month, or $42.96 per year, for water and sewer in the first year.

The council last raised water rates in 2012 and sewer rates in 2009.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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