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Port Richey reduces irrigation rates

PORT RICHEY — The city council made reducing irrigation water rates official in response to residents' outcry over skyrocketing bills.

The four-month rate reduction will be for small-scale users. The council passed a resolution Tuesday to reduce the rate from just over $9 to $7.01 for the first 8,000-gallons of water used. The resolution passed 4-1 with council member Steve O'Neill citing an unplanned budget hit as his reason for voting against it.

Mayor Eloise Taylor first pitched the idea of the reduction after the council in recent months has been inundated with complaints since approving a new tiered water rate structure.

 

Port Richey reduces irrigation rates 03/28/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 31, 2014 8:32am]

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