Batesville considering water rate increase

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) – Batesville residents may soon see more expensive water bills within the next year.

The Batesville City Council is discussing the merger of several ordinances that would increase water rates by three percent starting January 1.

Mayor Rick Elumbaugh said the proposal would also increase the cost of the initial deposit for apartment complexes to make renters more responsible.

The city council will have a second reading of the proposal at its meeting June 24.

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