The Exeter City Council discussed a possible sewer rate increase at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 9.
Missouri Rural Water Association is currently conducting a sewer rate study for the city, said Myrna Eisenbraun, city clerk.
"Unfortunately, the recommendation they make will likely be more than our residents can handle," said Eisenbraun. "We will need to raise our rates some though. Last year, the sewer department lost over $30,000.
"Currently, the water department is carrying that, but you can't keep doing that or you will go broke," said Eisenbraun.
The Exeter City Council plans to host a public meeting regarding the sewer rate increase in early January 2012. The date for the meeting will be set at the council's December meeting.
In other business, the Exeter City Council:
* Approved the bank reconciliations, voted to pay the October bills and reviewed the current bank balances.
* Adopted the Barry County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.
* Heard a water bill concern from a local resident.