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Town opposes United Water rate hikes

September 3, 2013

The town of South Kingstown filed a motion to intervene Aug. 23 in United Water’s application before the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission to increase rates for South Kingstown and Narragansett customers.

United Water filed an application Aug. 12 to increase the typical residential customer bill by approximately $10.30 per month – or 34 cents per day.

The increases will amount to an additional nearly $1.6 million, or 43 percent, increase in revenues for United Water.

In the town’s motion to intervene, Town Solicitor Michael A. Ursillo wrote, “[United Water’s] proposed rate increases would have a detrimental effect on South Kingstown as well as the town’s taxpayers.”
He continued, “South Kingstown is also concerned with the necessary increase in rates that would need to be charged to its citizens and the potential deficit in the town’s budget that would be caused by the proposed rate increases.”

For the full story, pick up tomorrow's Narragansett Times.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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