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Somerset Water Rate Increase

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 12:33pm

Notice of Rate Increase Water Customers of the Somerset Water Utility

This is to give you notice that the Somerset Water Utility will file an application on July 20, 2009, with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC), for authority to increase water rates. Rates for general service will increase 3.8 percent. The increase is necessary to reduce the existing deficiency in present rates. The request is being made under Wis. Stat. 196.193. Rate increases granted under this statute do not require a public hearing. The effect of the increase for some selected customers is shown below. Public Fire Protection and Wholesale rates (if applicable) will also increase 3.8 percent.

Customer Meter Quarterly Existing Revised

Classification Size Quarterly Quarterly

Rate Rate

Average Residential 5/8" 12,000 $46.32 $48.08

Large Residential 3/4" 18,000 $60.48 $62.78

Commercial 1" 150,000 $354.61 $367.94

Public Authority 1 1/2" 225,000 $529.74 $549.62

Industrial 2" 450,000 $878.50 $911.15

This rate increase will go into effect on September 14, 2009. If you have any questions about the rate increase request, call the Village of Somerset Water Utility at (715) 247-3395.