The Public Utility Board invites the public to attend a information session on the proposed rate increases on Tuesday, February 24 at the TPU Building Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. This round-table will feature a TPU Staff presentation on how the rates are determined and allow time for public comment. The proposed adjustments include the following:
- Rate increase of an estimated average of $2.20 per month for Tacoma Power residential customers in 2015.
- Tacoma Water residential customers who live in Tacoma will see an estimated average increase of about $2.60 per month that includes a flat monthly fee of about $1 included in their bill to cover the cost of fire hydrant service.
- Tacoma Water residential customers who live outside of Tacoma will see an estimated increase of about $2.10 per month.
The Public Utilities Board encourages all business and residential stakeholders to attend so that they can hear input on how the proposed changes will affect you. If approved the City Council will vote in March and the proposed changes in rates will go into effect April 1.