With Napoleon headed to the final year of double-digit rate increases for water service, city council talked about re-evaluating the process to see if that final big hike is needed to pay for improvements to the water plant. Council had originally approved the adjustments at 10 to 12% each of the three years. The problem is bringing in a consultant again to evaluate the water rates will cost more money too. Napoleon Council is still debating the issue.
But the city is making plans to move forward with a painting project for the water towers, inside and out, which is required by the EPA. By utilizing a better paint, the coat would last about 25 years; but would cost more up-front. Napoleon Council has budgeted about $425,000 for the job.