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Louisville Water Company comes before Public Works Committee this afternoon

Monday November 17, 2008

Officials of the Louisville Water Company have been invited to appear before the Metro Council’s Transportation and Public Works Committee to review a recently approved 5.5 per cent rate increase for its customers.

“There are many members of the committee who would like background information on the need for this increase at this time, “says Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) who chairs the committee. “Any time citizens are expected to incur an increase in cost for basic services, and especially given the current economic situation, the Metro Council needs to be diligent in questioning and understanding the need for such an increase in cost.”

Vince Guenthner, manager of Governmental Affairs for the Louisville Water Company will come before the committee at its meeting on Monday, December 1st.

The Board of Water Works approved the increase as a way to fund improvements in the water treatment and delivery systems of the Company.

“The committee will also be asking how far along these projects are with regard to a need for the increase,” says Ward-Pugh. “I also would like a better understanding of how and when the Water Company decides to raise rates.”

The meeting will begin at 5:00pm in Council Chambers and will be broadcast live on Metro TV.

Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9