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Village of Albany seeks water rate hike
MADISON - The Village of Albany has filed its first water rate case in 17 years, seeking a sizable 32 percent hike in revenue, or $11.90 quarterly more, for typical residential customers of the Municipal Water and Sewer Utility. Village Administrator Laurie Keepers expects it will come as "a shock" to customers who have experienced only several 3 percent inflationary increases since December 1997, the date of the last significant increase. "Most of the people are good about such things, but we've been without a rate for so long that it will be a shock.