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OUCC suggests lower water increase

The Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor said the city will get an extra $866,000 a year with the lower rate.

Posted: Jan. 26, 2018 9:05 PM
Updated: Jan. 26, 2018 10:38 PM

AUBURN, Ind. (WFFT) - A state agency said the city of Auburn only needs to raise water rates by 41 percent, instead of the 50 percent the city is asking.

The Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor said the city will get an extra $866,000 a year with the lower rate.

The city wants to raise water rates to pay for system upgrades.

The Indiana Regulatory Commission will make a final decision on the rate increase.

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