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Beulah gets its water district

Commission gives the go-ahead for residents to take control of their water system

Beulah’s new water district has been given the go-ahead.

The county commissioners approved a resolution on Tuesday morning that officially forms the Beulah Improvement and Service District and sets forth the next steps for its formation.

Efforts to form the district began earlier this year, after the water company that serves 32 customers in the area applied for a significant increase to its monthly rates.

The change would have increased the amount each customer of Beulah Land Water LLC pays by just under $200 per month – a 380% hike on the current rate.

The day after the commission held a hea...