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Hannibal Board of Public Works debates on raising utility rates

After raising utility rates for the last two years, the Hannibal Board of Public works could hike them for a third straight year.

Director of Operations Heath Hall said the Board has yet to make a decision on whether to raise rates. If they do, it would be a five percent increase in water and electric, as well as another increase in sewer costs.  Hall said the reason for the increase is because of EPA regulations. 

"If we weren't able to raise rates, we would lose ground on our cash on hand and it would be limited.  It is possible if we got to a low enough point, if we had a similar storm that came through here last May, then we wouldn't have enough cash on hand to make it through another event like that," Hall said.

The next step will be to have a public hearing on the issue.  A date for that has not been set. 
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