Residents of Hartford and several area cities and towns may be paying more for their water in 2018 if the Metropolitan District’s water bureau approves a proposed price hike.
MDC water bureau members heard from a few people at a sparsely attended public hearing Wednesday afternoon but did not vote on the increase because not enough members were present.
The MDC has proposed increasing its treated water rates from $2.77 to $3.15 per 100-cubic foot, or HCF, and its untreated water rates from $1 to $1.50 per HCF. Water is measured in HCF units and the average household uses about 100,000 gallons or 133 HCF per year.
Households in member towns — Bloomfield, East Hartford,...