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Shreveport's water and sewer rate increase


How do you feel about the water and sewer rate increase in Shreveport

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 2:28pm

The Shreveport City Council voted earlier this week to increase the city's water and sewer rates by over sixty percent, so we wanted to know how do residents feel about the increase.

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The property tax base in Shreveport has failed to keep up with the costs for maintaining these systems. A large part of that is lack of growth & property improvement within the City limits. Without a stronger tax base, Shreveport residents & business owners will have to consider whether living or operating a business in Shreveport is still financially feasible. Without the revenues new appraisals would bring in, this rate hike is inevitable and falls hardest on those who already contribute more.

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