A public hearing before the Brainerd Public Utilities Commission to discuss the recent utility rate increases received little attention Tuesday.
In fact, said Gary Johnson, Brainerd Public Utilities Commission secretary, the only person who had questions for the commission was a Brainerd Public Utilities worker.
With the BPU bills in February, customers will see rate increases of 5 percent for water, 5 percent for wastewater treatment and 2 percent for electricity.
The last rate increase for electricity was in 1992. The water and wastewater treatment rates were last increased in 1999.
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