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Owner speaks out on proposed water rate increase

BUTTE, MT — The county commission held a forum on the increase, and carwash owner Rick Galasso attended.

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BUTTE, MT — A 10 percent increase in water utility rates has business owners and residents upset, and some made their voices heard during a county commission meeting, abcmontana.com reported.

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The Aug. 22 story stated that Rick Galasso, owner of Auto Magic Quick Lube and Car Wash, let the commissioners know that an increase in water rates would have a major affect on his business. Auto Magic is the only hand carwash in Butte.

“A lot of times, in Butte, eight dollars is a lot of money,” Galasso said in the story. “We hope that a rate increase and a price increase won’t discourage them from doing what they do, and using our facilities.”

The money from higher rates would go toward maintaining a strong water system infrastructure, according to the story.

A formal vote will be held by the commissioners about the proposed increase in the coming weeks. The council meeting held last week was a public hearing about the issue.

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