Athens Utilities approve a rate hike

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - The Athens City Council has approved a rate hike for Athens Utilities.

The rates are going up by 30%. The rate hike is broke into 3 different months.

Starting in April, there will be a 10% increase. In October of this year, another 10% increase will be implemented. The final 10% increase will be effective in October 2011.

Officials said that it is to help with the loss of revenue and additional costs.

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