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Scobey Water Rate Increase Hearing Is Tuesday, April 5


City of Scobey is seeking another increase in its municipal water rates since the water supplier for this area, Dry Prairie Rural Water, has a rate increase taking effect June 1.

The proposed new City rates virtually pass along Dry Prairie’s increase to the end users.

A public hearing will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 5 at City Hall.

The water rates in Scobey have increased substantially since 2020, largely to be able to service debt to replace most of the City’s water mains over the past couple years. In order to qualify for funding (loans and grants) for the replacement project, the City had to prove that the income from the water would be able to service the debt and take care of water system maintenance.

On average, the new proposed rate is probably not that substanti...