KIMBALL, Tenn. -- A hefty sewer rate increase in one Marion County town is having far-reaching consequences in another.

City leaders in South Pittsburg, Tenn., raised sewer rates recently by 40 percent. The escalation will affect Kimball because that town uses South Pittsburg's sewer system, too.

"As far as our residential costs, the way our ordinance is set up [the increase] automatically flows over [to them]," Kimball Mayor David Jackson said.

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