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Water Gets More Expensive in Palos Heights

A price hike from the City of Chicago is being blamed for squeezing more out of residents.

Palos Heights residents will need to cough up more cash to pay for their water.

The city council approved a 15 percent increase in the water rate on Feb. 5, the Regional News reports. Every 1,000 gallons of water used will cost nearly $7.50 more than what it did last year.

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Palos Heights' rate bump is needed because of a hike coming from the City of Chicago, which supplies water to many surrounding suburbs, according to the report. This is the second year Palos Heights has increased what residents have to pay for water. In 2012, Palos Heights jumped the water rate 22 percent.

Water also is getting more pricey in other communities supplied by Chicago. .

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Billable Hours February 12, 2013 at 01:33 PM
What about a second meter for sprinkler systems? I'm tired of paying $300 for water bills just because I like my yard to look nice. The majority of the costs are sewer which aren't even used when I water my lawn. It's all electronic meters.... how hard could it be to install another one? I'd even pay for the meter and installation. I'd still be saving money in the long run!
Palos Heights Resident February 12, 2013 at 08:31 PM
It's a shame the city cannot pick up a portion. Last I heard, they have a surplus in their budget. We don't!

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