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Water Rate Increase

Water Rate Increase

Sun Prairie Utilities filed an application on June 16, 2015, with the Public Service Commission (PSC) for authority to increase water rates. The rate increase will go into effect on January 6, 2016. The effect of the increase for an average residential customer using 600 cubic feet would see a monthly increase of $1.77.

The increase is necessary due to a 17 percent increase in gross plant investment and a 24 percent increase in operating expenses since the last water rate case was completed in 2010. The increase in gross plant investment includes $1,430,000 in utility financed main replacement in 2014 and $1,181,000 in utility financed main replacement in 2015.

The total increase in water revenue requested is $299,917 which will result in an estimated overall rate increase of 10 percent over the water utility's present revenues. With the December 4, 2015 PSC approval, the water bill for an average residential customer with a 5/8-inch meter who uses 600 cubic feet of water per month will increase from $18.76 to $20.53, or 9% (including public fire protection charge). 


Posted on Monday, Jul 27, 2015

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