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Higher utilities due to increased usage and longer billing period

Following a recent increase of complaints about high utility bills, with some nearly doubling, Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean sheds some light on causes, including longer billing cycles.

“There is a combination of factors for higher bills. Primarily the higher bills are due to higher usage of water and electricity,” he said. “Also, the number of days between meter readings will vary between 28 and 35 days. This was one of the longer periods of time.”

Though the number of days between readings vary, he said that all meters are usually read every month.

“The only exceptions would be if some...

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