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D.C. Water Holds Town Hall Meetings

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A proposed rate hike would increase the average monthly water bill in D.C. by $6.50.
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A proposed rate hike would increase the average monthly water bill in D.C. by $6.50.

The proposed rate hikes would take effect in October and are expected to add about $6.50 to the average monthly water bill. A similar increase last year raised bills by about $8.

D.C. Water says it needs the money to pay for infrastructure upgrades, environmental projects and operating costs.

Over the coming weeks, General Manager George Hawkins will be attending town hall meetings in each of the city's wards to talk about rates and other issues including water quality, construction projects and customer service.

The first is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the University of the District of Columbia in Ward 3.

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