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MDC board to meet Monday evening on proposed 14.5% water rate increase

Dec 16, 2019

https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-mdc-meeting-monday-20191216-ipgje72375ag5mu33r2rhsm674-story.html

The board of the Metropolitan District Commission is scheduled to meet Monday evening on a proposed water rate increase of 14.5% for the Greater Hartford Area.

The water rate has increased roughly 25 percent over the past two years, from a low of $3.14 in 2018.

The regional water and sewer authority’s proposed budget for 2020 includes raising the water rate from $3.50 per hundred cubic feet to $4.01, a 14.57% increase, according to MDC. Sewer rates will also rise by $1 per month, increasing from $6 to $7.

The proposed increase has prompted some state lawmakers to voice concerns about the financial burden that the water rates have placed on their constituents.

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