Monroe City Dealing With Aging Water Delivery System

Monroe City leaders are looking at ways to finance an aging water delivery system that is losing the city money.

A study was recently conducted by the city’s water utility contractor, PeopleService, during the 2018-2019 budget year.

It found Monroe City lost over two hundred and twenty four thousand dollars pumping water to customers.

To pull even the report calculated that the average monthly residential water bill of $38 would need to go up to $51, and industrial rates would need to increase from $1,214 a month to $1,676.

The city has contracted a company to study the water system and make recommendations on whether to upgrade the existing plant, join the Clarence Cannon Water District or explore other options.

The report is expected within the first 2 weeks of this month.