EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) is proposing several rate increases for 2013 and customers have a couple of opportunities to weigh in.
Tuesday night, the Board of Commissioners will take public comment at their regular meeting and again at the next meeting on December 4. Both hearings will be held at 7:30 PM at EWEB headquarters, 500 E 4th Street in Eugene.
Representatives for the utility say several factors have led to the potential hikes: demand for water is down and EWEB has made investments in renewable energy. Customers could see a four percent increase in their electricity bill for May 2013 and another four percent increase in November. Water rates could rise by twenty percent in February 2013.
EWEB says the average residential customer would pay about $13 more every month if both rates are approved.