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Rainbow MWD approves rate increase


Last updated 9/2/2021 at 2:26pm

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

The Rainbow Municipal Water District board held a rate increase hearing Aug. 24 before approving the 9 percent rate increase.

A 4-0 vote with Carl Rindfleisch absent approved the new rates which will take effect Sept. 1. The rate increase, not including any increases in the cost of water purchased from the San Diego County Water Authority, will be 9% the first year. The hearing also approved lower increases in the four subsequent years.

"It's regrettable that we need to raise the rates," said board president Hayden Hamilton.

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