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Ketchikan seafood processors to see water-rate hikes


April 27, 2017

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Officials in Ketchikan have approved an ordinance that more than doubles water rates for the southeast Alaska city’s seafood processors over the next three years.

The City Council approved the ordinance in a 5-2 vote on Thursday. Water rates will increase by 35 percent each year over the next three years for Ketchikan’s three fish processors E.C. Phillips and Son, Trident Seafoods and Alaska General Seafoods, The Ketchikan Daily News reported.

The new water rates come in response to a consulting firm’s study that found all rate classes were paying more than...

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