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KC to help residents with water bills

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -

Kansas City officials are moving to help low-income residents as the city adds significant increases in water bills.

The Kansas City Star reports that the city council voted to boost its annual water assistance fund from $240,000 to $300,000 beginning May 1. The fund will provide help to about 1,050 families over the next year, an increase from 800 in the past year.

The average monthly residential water and sewer bill is expected to rise 11.5% in the coming year as the city fixes aging water mains and complies with federal requirements to overhaul its sewer system.

City officials say average monthly bills are expected to increase from $65 two years ago to $82.50 in the coming year.

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