Rifle water tank near failure

17th April, 2015 by

By Ryan Hoffman

RIFLE — With the city’s largest water storage tank on the verge of failing, a catastrophic event that would leave Rifle essentially waterless, City Council on Wednesday signed off on a surcharge to help pay for repairs and the construction of a new tank.Starting Oct. 1, bill payers will notice an additional fee amounting to 7 percent of their total water bill. That rate increases to 12 percent Jan. 1, 2016.It was a difficult decision, but the city had “no other options,” Mayor Randy Winkler said shortly before joining five councilors — Councilor Jonathan Rice was absent — in approving …

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