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Washington County considers property tax increase

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ST. GEORGE (ABC4 News)- Washington County water authorities are eyeing a property tax hike, they say would help maintain and build water projects into the future.

The Washington County Water Conservation District says it will cost the owner of a $300,000 home, roughly $7 dollars more per year if the tax goes through. 

Ronald Thompson, the district’s general manager says the money would be put into several capital projects. The projects are designed to make sure water for St. George and Washington County continues without trouble.

“Some of this will go to capital projects, whether it’s Lake Powell or it’s expanding the water treatment plant or building new storage tanks or transmission lines. It’ll go to a combination of all of those,” said Thompson.

You’ll have a chance to sound off the Water District’s plan. There’s going to be a public meeting Wednesday night at the district’s headquarters off Waterworks Drive in St. George.  The meeting starts at 6.

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