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Mon Jul 27 18:31:47 PDT 2015
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Dothan Utilites Rates to Increase
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Blake Benberry

Dothan utility rates may be increasing. If a rate hike is approved, customers can expect an average increase of approximately $1.31 to their electric bills. Water bills may also go up by $0.75 per 1,000 gallons over the next three years. The proposed changes are a result of a water rate study that helped city officials to determine the lowest rate that Dothan could charge customers and stay in the black. "…To sustain your facilities, to upgrade these projects, to continue to provide reliable service. We have to do these projects and that's to the benefit of the customer to that we do that," Dothan Utilities Director, Billy Mayes said. The proposed changes are expected to take effect in October. The City will hold a public hearing at the Dothan Opera House on July 30th at 6 p.m. to discuss the plan.


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