Massive Water Rate Increase: 45% proposal in St. Louis County. Consumers Council has the following concerns:
The request is based on an estimate of future expenses rather than audited costs, which means that consumers could be overcharged. Rates should be based on actual costs, not guesses.
It would add a charge that would raise rates when usage declines, a “save more, pay more” model. This is would disincentivize conservation and essentially shift the risk burden from the investor-owned utility company to the individual consumer.
Most significantly, the proposal would result in an increase in the St. Louis metro area of a whopping 45 percent!
Join us in voicing concerns.