Illinois American Water asks for rate increase
A major water supplier in Champaign County is asking for a rate increase.
Illinois American Water has filed a request with the Illinois Commerce Commission for an increase of around $7 a month for a typical customer.
Chris Bacon, external affairs manager for the water company, says the increase would help offset costs of upgrades the company is making around Champaign.
Bacon says the Illinois Commerce Commission will review the company's request for the increase and schedule public hearings so the public can weigh in on the topic.
He says the increase would not go into effect until the fall of 2012 at the earliest.