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KID gives public presentation about water rate study

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For the past year the Kennewick Irrigation District has worked with a financial consulting firm to look at possible water rate changes. Monday night KID leaders give a public presentation about their findings in a special study.

It's called the "Cost of Service Study," and KID workers started it about a year ago after hiring a consulting firm. Ratepayers got their first look at the study's findings, which focused on  KID's water rate schedule and cost of service.

People were able to give their input and even recommendations to board members. And though the study analyzed possible rate changes, leaders say it doesn't mean anything will be changing right now.

"The reason they did a rate study was not to look at increased revenues, it was policy driven, that the board wanted some policy questions looked into, so KID isn't going to see a penny more in revenue," Chuck Freeman, district managed said.

Freeman says it's a time to show the public what's been going on behind KID doors during this study that focused on rate structures of the district, then find out what they think.