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EWEB raises water and electric rates for next year

EWEB raises water and electric rates for next year
EWEB provided these charts comparing power and water costs in an assortment of Northwest communities

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene Water and Electric Board said it will raise its rates for Eugene residents starting in 2013.

EWEB held a hearing on the proposed increase of around $8 on Tuesday night, addressing concerns for and against the rate hike.

After the hearing EWEB commissioners unanimously aproved the proposal.

Customers will likely pay $5 more per month for water and $4 more a month for electric.

The increase is set to take effect in February.