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PUD board raises water rates, postpones sewer-rate decision

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WENATCHEE — Chelan County businesses and residents who get their water from the PUD will pay 6 percent higher rates starting March 1.

PUD commissioners unanimously approved the jump Tuesday. It will add $2.50 per month to an average monthly water bill of about $52, John Stoll, managing director of customer service, told commissioners.

The vote also raises the monthly discount for qualifying low-income seniors and the disabled from $7.95 to $8.50.

Even with the increase, the cost to provide…

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