Illinois American Water is asking the state to approve a rate hike. The utility filed the request with the Illinois Commerce Commission this week. A company spokesman says their investments in water and sewer system improvements is the primary driver behind the request.
Karen Cotton tells The Big Z from October 1, 2013 to December 31, 2017, Illinois American Water will have invested approximately $342 million in water and sewer infrastructure statewide.
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The water company is basing its request on their investments in improvements in the region's infrastructure.