Utility board OKs water rate study

Water bills in Hastings could see a 10-20 percent increase in the next year to help pay for a water treatment project that will deal with the high levels of nitrates and uranium slowing moving into the area of the city's water supply.

The water doesn't currently pose a threat to residents, but the Hastings Board of Public Works is taking preventative action to ensure a treatment project is executed and paid for in a timely manner.

At its regular meeting Thursday, the board awarded a contract for a water rate study to JEO Consulting Group Inc., which will determine how much rates would need to increase to cover the cost of the treatment project. The study will cost $18,856.

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