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KID rates increase delayed

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- After recently announcing changes to it's rates, the Kennewick Irrigation District now says some customers won't see an increase for at least another two years.

The reason for the delay is because KID can't meet their November first deadline to re-assess all of their 22-thousand customers.

What it means is a third year where assessments won't rise. That's good news for many homeowners, but not everyone will be so lucky.

"If you're a condominium owner or townhouse owner, and you weren't paying. Say your HOA was paying, the law is quite clear that kid by law has to assess the parcel," says KID district manager Chuck Freeman.

KID says townhouse and condominium owners can expect to pay over $73.00 dollars for their 2012 assessment. But that amount still has to proposed to the board.

For everyone else, in 2013 when the new rates are expected to go into effect large land owners that don't qualify as agriculture will see the highest increase.