City wants 21 percent water rate hike
MADISON--Janesville Water Utility’s long-delayed 21 percent rate increase is scheduled for simultaneously public hearings Wednesday in the Janesville City Council chambers and at the Wisconsin Public Service Commission offices in Madison.
The request is the utility’s third in four years following a 3 percent increase last year. It also follows a new rate structure approved in 2009 designed to promote water conservation.
If the Public Service Commission acts on the rate request this month, the utility would implement the increase Jan. 1, when rate changes for garbage collection, wastewater and storm water fees also will change.
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