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Public Invited to Weigh in on Spartanburg Water War

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The CPW wants to pay the city less because there's been a decreased water flow over the last couple of years The CPW wants to pay the city less because there's been a decreased water flow over the last couple of years
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -

The public will get another chance to weigh in on the ongoing water war in the city of Spartanburg.

The second of four public forums will be held at Spartanburg High School on Thursday at 7 p.m. Both Spartanburg city leaders and representatives from the Spartanburg Commission of Public Works will be on hand to share information about the issue and answer questions.

The CPW wants to pay the city less because there's been a decreased water flow over the last couple of years. Their latest offer is to pay the city $1.2 million, decreasing that amount each year until it reaches $800,000. That would be the baseline payment for a number of years after that, with a future annexation also available.

City leaders rejected that proposal. They want the CPW to pay $1.2 million for 5 years with the option of re-negotiating terms after that. However, the CPW says that will force them to increase rates by as much as $40.

They'll continue meet on the issue in the future. Two more public hearings are also scheduled for 7 p.m. on the following dates:

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