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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.


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 joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily 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. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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