Raise in water rates would mean big cost for Lagoon

Raise in water rates would mean big cost for Lagoon

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FARMINGTON -- Water worries in Farmington are causing ripples all the way to Lagoon.

It's still a small town, but it's an old one, and some of the water infrastructure in Farmington needs repair. Add to that a growing deficit -- this year to the tune of a quarter of a million dollars -- and city leaders say they simply need to raise water rates.

But under the initial plan, the city's biggest water user, Lagoon, would have to pay a lot of dough. City Manager Max Forbush says they're in negotiations with the park right now.

"There are occasions when we don't necessarily see eye to eye, but we try to work through those and find compromises," he says.

Lagoon and the city have each hired consultants; they're hoping to work out a solution.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

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