Pierre City Commission Gives First Reading To Water Rate Hike To Pay For Water Treatment Plant

The Pierre City Commission has approved first reading of a water rate hike ordinance that would boost water rates by eight-percent to help pay for a voter-approved water treatment plant. Utilities Director Brad Palmer says the first steps to building the estimated 37 million dollar plant are underway…

Palmer says the eight-percent increase will average around an extra four dollars per month…

The estimated four dollar a month increase is based off of average usage. Those costs may be higher or lower depending on water use, especially during warm weather months. Palmer says a rate study is currently taking place which will help dictate future increases…

Palmer say while the estimated cost of the water treatment plant is 37 million dollars they are hoping the final price tag is less than that…

Second reading of the rate increase ordinance is set for next Tuesday, June 26th.