Wednesday, August 23rd

The villages of Alma Center and Taylor voted during their monthly meetings last week to make cost of living increases to water and sewer rates for residents.

The Alma Center board voted to increase the water rates by three percent. Sewer rates will increase by three percent every quarter until May 2018 when it will be reviewed again.

Taylor voted to pursue increasing their water and sewer rates by three percent each.

Both villages have submitted their water rate increase applications with the Public Service Commission (PSC).

“The PSC’s role is to ensure that the [public utilities] have sufficient financial capacity by approving rates and monitoring utilities’ financial solvency,” said Elise Nelson, communications and legislative director for the PSC.