EWSU approves rate hike proposal

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) A second public hearing was held Tuesday on a proposed water rate hike. The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility voted to approve a proposed water rate hike during the board meeting.

The increase is needed to build a proposed new water treatment plant. EWSU Executive Director Lane Young introduced an adjusted rate increase during Tuesday’s meeting. He says the highest monthly rate increase over the next five years would be $3.03 instead of the originally proposed $3.47.

EWSU now has to file a petition with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to approve the rate hike.

The current plant was built in 1897. Last month, Eyewitness News was given a look inside.

At the last Evansville Water and Sewer Utility meeting, only two Evansville residents showed up.

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