City water rates are rising again, this time to make the city eligible for grants to help pay for the city’s water main replacement program. According to Tyler Howell, Grayville’s water commissioner rates for in town customers will go up $0.30  per thousand gallons used and $0.45 more for customers outside the city limits. Howell said the the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity require grant recipients to charge a minimum of $37.43 per thousand gallons to be eligible for the grants. Minimum usage charges for residents will remain the same at $14 for the first thousand gallons.  The council approved the rates to go into effect immediately as the new rates must be submitted for the grants by August.

Grayville City Utility Superintendent Scott Irvine told the city council Monday night the pool is open and “we have it running really good right now. We’ve patched the...

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