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1. East Bay MUD board members approved huge rate hikes on water and sewer services, saying that the public agency needs the money to pay for maintenance and repair costs, the CoCo Times reports. The board raised water rates by 9.75 percent effective July 1, with another rate hike of 9.5 percent kicking in later this year. The board also raised sewer service rates by 8 percent this year and 9 percent next year.