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South Whitley residents pay more for water, electricity

April 15, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Officials with H.J.Umbaugh & Associates, an accounting firm in Mishawaka, recently advised South Whitley Town Council members to raise electric and water rates.

At the April 8 meeting, town leaders were advised that a tracking fee, assessed by electrical provider Indiana Municipal Power Agency, was not being passed on to consumers.

“The town has been absorbing this cost,” said Councilman Tony Starkey. “We aren’t making any extra money on this, we are just covering the charge IMPA is charging us.”

The decision to shuffle the cost down to the consumer means an average houshold will see a $5 increase to monthly electrical bills.

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