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Mountain Water bill to average $47.35 per month after rate increase

Published On: Jan 03 2014 05:38:12 PM MST   Updated On: Jan 03 2014 06:00:28 PM MST
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We're following up tonight on rate increases for Mountain Water in Missoula and we’ve learned the average bill will now total $47.35 per month.

The aging water system been criticized for its 40 percent leakage rate.

The company tells us the extra costs, which will bring in an estimated $550,000 a year, will go towards continued infrastructure improvement.

Mountain Water President John Kappes says in 2014 the company will invest $4 million for continued repairs, on top of the $4 million it invested last year.