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MARYVILLE, Mo. — Public Water Supply District No. 1 in Nodaway County will raise its monthly rates to help pay for new remote read meters.

In a letter to customers this week, the water supply district said the board of directors had approved a $5 increase in the monthly minimums starting with the September bill which is due Oct. 16.

“Although there has been no rate increase for nearly 7 years, and the City of Maryville (supplier) has increased our water costs twice, the Board hopes to minimize financial impact to the District through water loss savings and decreased operational expenses,” the letter stated.

The increase will help pay for new remote read readers as the district transitions to advanced meter information reading that will help with access during cold weather, submerged meters, undetected leaks and other inconveniences of meter reading. The new meters will be phased in with installations beginning Sept. 16.

Once installed, billing will be up to date rather than 30 days behind., so the first bill with the new meter will include 60 days of water usage instead of the usual 30 days.

Any questions should be directed to the district’s office at 660-582-5011.

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