Racine Water Utility

Project Description

The Racine Water Utility needed to increase water rates to meet increasing operation and maintenance costs, depreciation, and property tax equivalent payments. Ruekert & Mielke applied to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission and prepared a water rate study, supported by the PSC. Submitting its own rate study allowed Racine more control over the new water rate agreements, allowing it to increase revenue by $1.5 million, while keeping water rates competitive, and reducing fees to the City of Racine for water utilized for fire protection.

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