Public Hearing for Possible Water Rate Hike
State officials want to hear what residents of the Iowa Quad Cities think about a possible increase in the cost of water. Wednesday night the Iowa Utilities Board will hold a "customer comment hearing" in Davenport on the rate hike requested by Iowa-American Water.
It begins at 5:30 pm at the River Center.
In August, the company filed a request for an overall increase of nine per cent, including a 14 per cent increase in rates for residential customers.
The board held a public hearing in Clinton last week and after Wednesday night, will hold one more hearing, virtual only, next week (10/28).
The possible increase would affect 10,000 customers of Iowa-American Water in Clinton and 53,000 in the Iowa Quad Cities.
The utilities board has up to ten months to make a decision.