The Los Alamos Board of Public Utilities voted to increase water rates Wednesday but it’s not a done deal yet.
The increase would raise wholesale rates an average of 5 percent and residential rates an average of 6 percent. The proposal now goes to the county council for approval.
The proposed rate hike will be introduced to council June 7 and a public hearing is slated for June 28.
Janet Bettinger, deputy utilities manager for administration and finance, prepared and presented the report to the DPU board.
The wholesale rate has not been hiked since 2008. At that time, the board deferred raising retail rates, which were subsequently raised in 2010.