Aqua NC

Politics & Government
9:34 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Water Companies Push To Eliminate Some Public Hearings In Rate Cases

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The state Utilities Commission is considering a proposal that would allow private water companies to raise rates in some cases without public hearings. 

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. 

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. 

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Business & Economy
9:19 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Aqua NC Files For Another Rate Increase

Aqua NC will file for its 3rd rate increase in 5 years.
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Officials with Aqua North Carolina are seeking another rate increase -- the third in five years..  The private water provider wants a 19 percent jump in the cost of their water service to customers. 

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