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Ironwood water rate increase sparks reaction in Hurley

By Bryan Hellios

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HURLEY — The Hurley City Council met Tuesday to raise resident’s water rates by a 3% increase to offset the cost passed on by the city of Ironwood.

Robbie Lanctoe, chairperson for the public works, said they have had a lot of phone calls about the “black water.”

“Just all the dirty water we’ve had the last three weeks before this and then they (Ironwood) raise it 2.8%,” he said.

Lanctoe doesn't know what happened to the water quality in Ironwood and said he even asked them for guidance.

“We check our water quarterly and if we don’t pass we put a let...