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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

From $200 to $1,850:

Palouse eyes first water/sewer hookup increase since 1980


November 28, 2019

The City of Palouse will consider a major jump to its water and sewer hookup fees for new buildings after a report given Nov. 12 by the city council’s water and sewer committee.

Chairman Bill Slinkard briefed the rest of the council about a meeting a week earlier by the three-member committee, including Slinkard, councilman and mayor-elect Chris Cook and John Snyder.

The committee looked at rates and fee structures for water and sewer hookups for Garfield, Colfax, Pullman and Moscow, and calculated an average of the four.

From there, they proposed Palouse raise its rates from $200 for w...

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