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Auburn raising water rates 43%

The city council is looking at raising rates 43%

Posted: May. 24, 2018 10:02 PM
Updated: May. 25, 2018 8:49 AM

AUBURN, Ind. (WFFT) - Auburn residents are likely to pay nearly double for water.

The city council is looking at raising rates 43%.

This is to help pay for much needed upgrades to the system, including water tower repairs and new water meters.

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission shot down a 50% increase in April.

Still, rate payers say it's too much of an increase at once.

"I'm not a big fan of the raise personally. My real feeling is they should do it more often and less raise in the rate at a time," said George Able.

There will be a second reading of the proposal during the June 5 city council meeting.

The last time Auburn raised its water rate was back in 1999.

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