Sioux Falls water, sewer users could be paying 20 percent more by 2027
City Hall: Inflation, future demands driving need for more revenue
Another round of utility rate increases being proposed by Mayor Paul TenHaken’s administration could have residents and businesses paying 20 percent more or higher for water and sewer by 2027.
After announcing rate increases were coming in 2024 earlier this year, the Public Works Department unveiled the details this week: four consecutive years of hikes ranging from 3 to 6 percent for water purification, water reclamation and storm drainage.
That compounds to a 20 percent hike for the average residential water user in Sioux Falls and a 23 percent jump for sewer, based on data and projections shared with the City Council during its informational meeting at Carnegie Town Hall Tuesday.
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