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Only 2 customers speak out about proposed CFPUA rate increases

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Board held a public hearing Wednesday morning to discuss the proposed rate increases, but only two residents spoke out during the meeting. The Cape Fear Public Utility Board held a public hearing Wednesday morning to discuss the proposed rate increases, but only two residents spoke out during the meeting.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The Cape Fear Public Utility Board held a public hearing Wednesday morning to discuss the proposed rate increases, but only two residents spoke out during the meeting.

The utility company proposes a bi-monthly total rate increase of 4.4% or $5.40.

The CFPUA saw a 7% decline in overall sales this past year and lost over $2 million in total revenue.

The proposed rate still needs to be approved by the CFPUA board. If approved, the increase would be effective for bills prepared on or after May 1, 2014.

Anyone who couldn't attend the meeting, but wishes to comment about the rates can do so in writing prior to March 28. Mail comments to Authority Clerk, 235 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28403, or via email to donna.pope@cfpua.org.

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