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…