Does 21 percent water rate hike make sense?
A story on Page 1A of today’s Gazette might prompt angry residents to race down to City Hall on Wednesday. At 10 a.m., a public hearing will be in council chambers at 18 N. Jackson St. regarding a proposed hike in water rates of 21 percent. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission will hold a simultaneous hearing in the Amnicon Falls Room of its building at 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
What’s driving this proposal for a rate hike that large? Is it justified? We’ll share our perspective in our editorial Wednesday.