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Albany utilities will cost more

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The city's 2015 proposed budget includes rate increases for water and light customers.

If approved, water rates will increase by 3.5%, with an estimated average cost increase per household of 59¢ per month.

Also electricity is proposed to go up 2.5%, with an estimated cost increase of $2.63 per month per household.

This also includes 2.5% increase for purchase power adjustments. So if costs go up with MEAG, Albany's power supplier, then rates will increase.

"Were about $700,000 in the red, and that's got to change so we are doing a small increase of 3.5%" said Water, Gas & Light Interim General Manager Tom Berry.

If approved, the new rates will take effect July first.



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