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Water rates on the rise

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Village of Somerset Water Utility customers will be seeing higher water bills in the coming months thanks to an increase in water rates, if approved by the state.

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According to utility clerk Brenda Neumann, the increase request filed with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) is necessary due to a 412 percent increase in the gross plant investment and a 392 percent increase in operating expenses since the last water rate case in 1988.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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