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Council considers water, sewer rates


November 4, 2022

Jana Peterson

Cloquet city councilors got a lesson in water and sewer costs and rates Tuesday night, as public works director Caleb Peterson provided an overview of the fee-based utilities.

The good news?

No. 1: Cloquet has good water.

No. 2: Cloquet's water isn't very expensive for users.

Compared to similarly sized cities around the state, Cloquet has always been right in the middle of the pack for water and sewer rates, Peterson said. However, when compared to other neighboring towns that also pay the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District to treat sewage, Cloquet is a bargain.

"We are substantiall...

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