Mentone mulls 28% hike in monthly water rate

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By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw

MENTONE — Mentone Town Council is considering a rate hike for its water utility.

Council heard an update from Baker Tily this week that proposed a 28 percent increase, according to clerk-treasurer Amanda Yaprak.

Most residential customers currently pay about $27 a month, but that could rise to $35 a month.

Yaprak said they’re looking at different options including a phase-in of the hike over several years.

The hike would help offset a small deficit the utility has been running, she said.

No decision has been made and a public hearing would be needed if the town pursues any plan.