Springs residents could soon pay more for utilities
Colorado Springs Utilities is asking for a rate increase in its 2014 budget.
The increase is of 4.7 percent. In a typical monthly residential bill, that would equate to $9.37. The water rate increase was approved two years ago. It's electricity and gas that are on the table.
A small part of the money will go toward higher pay for employees. Right now, 64 percent of them are paid below market average.
A big part of the money will go toward the city's water supply and putting environmental control on the city's core plants.
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