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Public hearing planned for proposed Kentucky American Water rate increase

Some of the pipes containing various stages of treated water at the Kentucky American Water treatment plant on US. 127 near the Owen Co./Franklin Co line  in Frankfort, Ky., Friday, October, 15, 2010. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Some of the pipes containing various stages of treated water at the Kentucky American Water treatment plant on US. 127 near the Owen Co./Franklin Co line in Frankfort, Ky., Friday, October, 15, 2010. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

A public hearing on Kentucky American Water's proposed 17.6 percent rate increase for residential customers will be held May 28 at Bryan Station High School. Kentucky American has asked the state Public Service Commission for permission increase its revenue by about $12.3 million a year, or about 14.6 percent.

For a typical residential customer, who uses 4,500 gallons a month and pays a monthly bill of $32.75 a month, the proposed increase would mean paying an extra $5.76 a month.

The public hearing will be proceeded by an informational session explaining how the commission determines water rates. The informational session will begin at 5:30 p.m. The commission will accept public comment beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The case will be heard by the Public Service Commission in June.

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