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Waterloo lowers electric rates

By on December 19, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Waterloo electric customers will save an estimated $75 to $100 next year on their utility bills after the city council voted Monday night to reduce the base electric rate by five hundredths of a cent. 

“We were able to keep our expenses low,” Waterloo budget officer Shawn Kennedy explained. “We’re trying to lower our margin a bit.”

The base rate reduction was recommended following a finance/electric committee meeting in November. 

This decision was based on the fact that operating revenue at the end of the last fiscal year was $1.7 million and the city has sufficient reserves in the electric department with no significant capital projects planned over the next several years.

The city also looked at how its rates compare to others in the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency, of which Waterloo is a member…>>>

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.