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Sequim cuts commercial water, sewer hookup costs

April 24th, 2013 - 6:19am

(Sequim) -- The city of Sequim is cutting the fees for commercial buildings to hook up to sewer and water.

The city council this week approved a change in the general facilities charges. Depending on the type of development, the fees could be reduced by more than 75 percent over the current rates.

City manager Steve Burkett says he thinks the change should be an incentive for new businesses looking to build in Sequim.

He says there was an error in the way the city calculated some of the hook up, which often resulted in developers being charged large amounts for the hook ups.

The city council also agreed this week to take more than half a million dollars in state loan money.

Burkett says the $520,00 loan will be used to make energy saving improvements at the city's wastewater treatment plant.


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