water plant http://tristatesradio.com en Fort Madison Increasing Sewer Rates http://tristatesradio.com/post/fort-madison-increasing-sewer-rates <p>Fort Madison residents should expect some good news and some bad news from the city when they go to their mailboxes this summer.</p><p>The city council has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would decrease the water basic charge by just over $1.00/month.&nbsp; The average residential household will see a decrease of 4%.</p><p>Aldermen described that as the &ldquo;good news&rdquo; during its most recent meeting.</p><p>The savings are linked to favorable bids for the construction of the new water plant and several transmission mains.</p> Sun, 06 May 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jason Parrott 14613 at http://tristatesradio.com Fort Madison Increasing Sewer Rates FEMA Comes up with Money for Warsaw http://tristatesradio.com/post/fema-comes-money-warsaw <p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to compensate Warsaw for some of the money it paid to repair its&nbsp; water treatment plant after it was badly damaged by the 2008 flood.<br /><br />At the time, the city expected to be reimbursed 100% for the repairs. FEMA later decided the city was due 75% of the repair costs because the county didn&#39;t meet its poverty guidelines.<br /><br />City finances were strained to come up with the $285,000. The city has tried to recoup that money ever since.<br /> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:13:10 +0000 James Lenz 12275 at http://tristatesradio.com FEMA Comes up with Money for Warsaw