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Pahrump Residents To See New Water Rates

Some residents of Pahrump will see different water and sewer bills this month.

The Pahrump Valley Times reports Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission approved the increase for those who get their water services from Utilities, Inc. of Central Nevada.

Water rates are set to increase by 7.2 percent each month.

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The utility says the average homeowner would see their bill go from about $29.50 to just under $32.

On the other hand, though, sewer bills are set to decrease two cents.

The company had requested the rate changes in response to infrastructure development it had carried out in Pahrump, including new water pipelines and improvements to lift stations in the area.

Casey Morell is the coordinating producer of Nevada Public Radio's flagship broadcast State of Nevada and one of the station's midday newscast announcers. (He's also been interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, whatever that's worth.)