Around 30 Tega Cay residents along with representatives from Utilities Inc. met Tuesday in Columbia during a public hearing with the State’s public service commission board.
It was the second meeting so far to decide whether or not the utility company can raise its customers’ rates.
A representative from Utilities Inc. told CN2 News the company is requesting less than a 30-percent increase rate to keep up with demand and maintenance. That comes to about $30 more a month for customers.
If the rate is approved, it will be the fourth increase in the past 12 years.
Utilities Inc. services about 1,700 homes in Tega Cay.
The Public Service Commission Board is expected to make a final decision in February.
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