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V/Wausaukee Public Hearing On Water, Sewer Rate Hike
Public hearing on the application of the Village of Wausaukee Water and Sewer Utility to increase water rates will be held by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday, May 7, at 10 a.m.
The hearing will be held by telephone in the Board Room of the Wausaukee Village Hall and the Amnicon Falls hearing room of the Public Service Commission in Madison.
The PSC will receive evidence from the parties, commission staff, and comments from the public in attendance. The Administrative Law Judge may allot additional time to receive evidence and comments, if necessary.
The Village of Wausaukee in a notice to all its utility customers said it is seeking an increase in water rates of $16,531 which will result in an estimated of 12 percent over present utility rates. If the request is granted the water bill for general service for an average residential customer with a 5/8-inch or 3/4-inch meter who uses 7,000 gallons of water per quarter will increase from $43.34 to $49.39 or 14 percent an increase of less than seven cents per day. The last major water rate increase was in 2001.
The PSC at a proceeding reported Feb. 4, indicated the utility is seeking an overall increase of $23,403 or 17 percent over present revenues. The Commission will determine the actual level of the revenue requirement after reviewing the application and holding a hearing. If the PSC authorizes an increase, any impact to individual customers may vary with usage and the ultimate rates authorized by the PSC.
Questions on the document can be made to David Prochaska at 608-266-5739.
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