By Samar Fay
Courier Editor 

Glasgow Advised To Raise Base Water Rate

Increase Could Be About $10, Water Official Tells City Council


The Glasgow City Council heard from a rural water specialist that the city’s water system is running a deficit because the rates are too low.

John Weikel, a circuit rider for Montana Rural Water Systems, told the council at Monday’s regular meeting that his preliminary analysis of the system shows the annual cost is $659,000, while receipts are $634,440, putting the account in the red by nearly $40,000.

“Looking at the numbers, you’re looking at an increase of probably about $10 on the base rate,” Weikel said.

The base rate for a 3/4-inch residential line is now $15. He said $25...

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