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Havre de Grace could be facing steadily rising water, sewer rates

Havre de Grace could roll out steadily increasing water and sewer rates for at least the next three years, if the city council passes the bill it introduced at its meeting Monday night to set rates in advance for up to three years. The water rates proposed are $4.55 per 1,000 gallons for 2012, $4.80 for 2013 and $5.05 for 2014, according to the legislation. Sewer rates would be $6.85 per 1,000 gallons for 2012, $7.20 for 2013 and $7.55 for 2014. "This ordinance begins the process, as was discussed previously, of the mayor's proposal to set up the rates to allow the water and sewer commission to get out of the red and into the black," Councilman Fred Cullum said. A public...

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