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Water Woes After Chicago Increases Prices

Did you know your water bill was recently affected by a 25 percent increase in water price from Chicago? Well—it's going to be getting worse.

Water Woes After Chicago Increases Prices

 and residents might be unhappy with their water bill thanks to increased water rates imposed by the City of Chicago.

According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, water rates have risen 25 percent since Jan. 1 and annual 15 percent hikes are planned for the next three years. This will more than double the former costs within a few years.

The Trib says the current conditions are stimulating different suburban tows to consider alternatives.

This was discussed during a recent Homewood Village Board meeting, but it was determined that any alternatives would not feasibly avail themselves for at least a few years, so they’re sticking with Chicago for the time being.

The rate hike is a necessary move to keep an aging system going, according to city officials.

You can read the full article on the Chicago Tribune’s website.

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