Aqua NC http://wunc.org en Water Companies Push To Eliminate Some Public Hearings In Rate Cases http://wunc.org/post/water-companies-push-eliminate-some-public-hearings-rate-cases <p></p><p>The state Utilities Commission is considering a proposal that would allow private water companies to raise rates in some cases without public hearings.&nbsp;</p><p>Under the new rule, utilities could implement rate hikes several times a year without public input, as long as they do not amount to an increase of more than 5 percent.&nbsp;</p><p>State lawmakers passed the new rule without opposition last session, but the Utilities Commission has to decide if it's in the public's interest before it goes into effect.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:34:48 +0000 Will Michaels 26161 at http://wunc.org Water Companies Push To Eliminate Some Public Hearings In Rate Cases Aqua NC Files For Another Rate Increase http://wunc.org/post/aqua-nc-files-another-rate-increase <p>Officials with <a href="https://www.aquaamerica.com/our-states/north-carolina.aspx">Aqua North Carolina</a> are seeking another rate increase -- the third in five years..&nbsp; The private water provider wants a 19 percent jump in the cost of their water service to customers.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:19:47 +0000 Gurnal Scott 20329 at http://wunc.org Aqua NC Files For Another Rate Increase