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Guest column/A look at the issues surrounding water increases

December 29, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

As most residents of Steubenville are aware, the city is considering an increase in water rates. As the Steubenville water department superintendent, I have heard from citizens who understand the need for this increase and I have heard from those who want to know why. Misconceptions and misunderstandings about this rate increase abound. An understanding of the issues that we are dealing with is necessary for us to move forward. I would like to take a few minutes of your time to explain how this increase is structured and the need for its implementation.

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