Tucson Water says it is balancing a number of issues, creating fair rates, encouraging conservation and keeping the same revenue coming in; as a result of these issues water bills will go up.
There are three options on the table. For the regular user the increase could be anywhere from $2.91 to $3.69 a month. The final decision comes later this month, but only after public feedback.
Part of the process is explaining the rate hike and talking with the public; that is what is happening tonight at an open house at the Quincie-Douglas Library (at 36th and Kino). There are two more open houses next week.
Tucson Water says the public doesn't need to be there to comment.
All of the information about this first open house is online at , http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/water/proposed2014rates, where customers can also ask questions and give their opinions on the proposed rate hike, via email.
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