KENNEWICK, Wash. -The Benton Public Utilities District Tuesday evening will explain why it needs to raise rates.
Farmers and other larger energy consumers heard about the proposed increase Tuesday morning.
The PUD wants to raise rates by an average of two percent to cover the rising costs of energy. That only amounts to about a two- dollar increase on the average family's monthly bill, but PUD spokeswoman Karen Miller says this increase most likely would be followed by more.
"We felt it was better to raise our rates just a little bit more often rather than raising them a larger amount less often, and have less impact on our customers."
Residential customers can learn more about the increase starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Benton PUD Auditorium at Tenth Avenue and Highway 395.
The PUD commissioners will vote on the proposed increase in February. The increase would go into effect in April.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:40 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:40:56 GMT
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