The city of Modesto has kicked off the process of raising water rates by 4.5% annually over five years.
An average home’s monthly bill would go from $67.13 now to $83.66 in 2028 if the proposal goes through, a staff report said. Businesses would have roughly similar hikes.
Under state law, the proposal would die if a majority of customers file protests at or before an Aug. 22 hearing before the City Council.
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