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Water rates jump 30-plus percent for SBU customers

You may have to pay about $100 more on your water bill from Sturgeon Bay Utilities. SBU customers began getting notified of the approximately 35 percent increase to their water bill, with the majority of that going towards upgrades to the public fire protection system. It has been 10 years since the rates have changed in Sturgeon Bay and the increase is just a sign of the times according to General Manager Jim Stawicki.

Along with the notification of the increase in their recent water bill, SBU included details on how to attend next Tuesday’s virtual public meeting. Sturgeon Bay is not the only municipality to see its water and sewer bills get increased. Some municipalities that work with NEW Water in Green Bay also saw their sewer rates going up, resulting in a similar 30-plus percent increase for residents in those towns and villages.   

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