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MDC Hosts Public Hearing On Proposed Treated, Untreated Water Rate Increases

MDC Hosts Public Hearing On Proposed Treated, Untreated Water Rate Increases

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,...

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