Board members win fight against increased water rates
Illinois American Water users to see less of an increase than proposed
“This is a victory for all of our constituents,” said Balich. “It means that working families will be able to keep more money in their pockets and not have to turn it over to American Water Company.”
“Taxpayers already pay too much for their water,” said Fricilone. “I am gratified that we were able to work with CUB to diminish the burdensome hike IAWC wanted to push through. This is a great example of local government working with a non-profit watchdog organization to help our residents and hold utility companies accountable.”
CUB is a non-profit consumer organization that operates on donations from the public to represent consumer interests in utility rate matters before the Illinois Commerce Commission. Additional information about the organization is available on its website at www.cubillinois.org.