Tacoma Public Utilities proposes rate increase

Tacoma power and water customers might see an increase in their bills if a proposed rate increase is approved.

On Tuesday, Tacoma Public Utilities presented the proposal to Tacoma’s Government Performance and Finance Committee.

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“(It’s) not surprising that the utilities, like households and other businesses, are facing inflationary pressures on the costs. As a result, we’re bringing some rate proposals (on Tuesday). Those rates will be below the rates of inflation,” said TPU’s deputy director of administration, Jim Sant.

TPU serves more than 181,000 customers across Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Fife, Steilacoom, Lakewood and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as well as

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