Water rates rise in Rawlins

After years of floating along on ‘good rates’, water rates increased to ensure funding for out-dated water infrastructure

With millions of dollars in funding at stake to replace its aging water infrastructure, the City of Rawlins has been forced to raise water rates to users of the system.

One city resident said “the day of reckoning has come” prior to the 5-2 passage of a resolution on September 20 raising water fees by as much as 94 percent.

The city council also discussed TIPS training and alcohol delivery and passed an ordinance regarding vicious animals on second reading.

Reckoning with Water Rates

“We’ve floated along on good rates for a long time,” said Lesley Schmidt. “We’ve got to do so...


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