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The town of South Kingstown filed a motion to intervene Aug. 23 in United Waterâ€™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 â€“ 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 townâ€™s motion to intervene, Town Solicitor Michael A. Ursillo wrote, â€ś[United Waterâ€™s] proposed rate increases would have a detrimental effect on South Kingstown as well as the townâ€™s taxpayers.â€ť
He continued, â€śSouth 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 townâ€™s budget that would be caused by the proposed rate increases.â€ť
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