Week of November 26, 2017

The utility committee met last week to discuss water and sewer rates. The good news is two-fold: the water fund is recovering after our many water main breaks last winter. So the recommendation to the council next month is to let the water main break surcharge expire after the March billing. Also, the committee is recommending no increase in the sewer rates.  However, water usage rates need to increase to cover the increased cost of water.  The city had not imposed an increase since 2015.  We will continue to monitor our costs as the City of White Bear Lake (our water provider) reviews their legal costs incurred with the lake level law suit.