Waterloo Water Works to Raise Rates 2% for 2020

If you live in Waterloo, Hudson, Raymond, Elk Run Heights, Washburn, or any other place that gets its water from Waterloo Water Works, your rates will be going up 2% next January.

The utility’s board of trustees voted unanimously yesterday(Wed) to raise the quarterly charge for a household using 4,000 gallons a month from $43.31-per-quarter to $44.17.   That does not include the city’s sewer, garbage and storm-water fees, which are on the same bill.

To put things in perspective, the Water Works board raised rates a combined total of about 15% in 2018 and 2019.   The utility says it has a to-do list that will cost about $60-million.