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Attorney General’s office helps prevent rate increases for Bell County water customers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office recently stepped in to rescue a crowd in a county in southeast Kentucky costing thousands of dollars.

According to a press release from the AG’s office, the Office of Rate Intervention (ORI) met with the Public Service Commission and asked them to amend a proposed rate hike by Water Service Kentucky.

The originally proposed 38.32% increase would have increased the average monthly bill for customers, including 6,000 in Bell County, from $ 28.68 to $ 41.81.

Through expert statements, ORI lawyers were able to convince the PSC that the increase was too high.

“Water Service Kentucky called for an increase in the water supply rate, which would put a significant strain on Kentuckians already facing financial problems due to the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Attorney General Cameron said in the press release.

Earlier this month the PSC approved a rate hike that only increases bills by $ 4.45 per month.

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