water and sewer

Pipes in Bethel's Housing Neighborhood. Photo by Ben Matheson/ KYUK.

Pipes in Bethel’s Housing Neighborhood. Photo by Ben Matheson/ KYUK.

The City of Bethel can’t apply for the grants it needs to fix the overstressed sewage lagoon and poor water quality in the Housing neighborhood. That’s because the utility is not covering costs though the current rates and taxpayers are picking up the half-million-dollar difference. The city council has been talking for many months on the contentious issue and is finally delving into specific proposals.
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Proposed hauled customer zones. Map from the City of Bethel.

Proposed hauled customer zones. Map from the City of Bethel.

The Bethel City Council will take a first look at an ordinance to raise water and sewer rates.

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