At its November 6 meeting, the Rapid City Council approved an increase to the city’s water rate, reports KOTA News. The council’s vote will increase the water rate by 43 percent over the next five years. Utility rates in Rapid City have not been increased since 2013. The Rapid City Council approved the measure on a vote of 8-2.
Some residents expressed concern over the ordinance, citing the cost of permits for building hook ups.