The Public Service Commission has approved a 3% increase in Water Rates effective June 28, 2018. The City of Whitewater currently has the lowest utility rates in the four-county region of Walworth, Jefferson, Rock, and Waukesha. View a graph showing this comparison (PDF).
It is also in the 9th percentile of water utilities across Wisconsin, currently ranking it as the 17th lowest rate within 168 class C utilities statewide. You can also view a graph showing this comparison (PDF).
Reasons for Increase
The 3% increase that will take place in June will create necessary reserve funds to allow for future projects including water reservoir or tower replacement and water main improvements or replacements. The increase will also allow the City of Whitewater to keep utilities viable and healthy while maintaining a comparably low rate.