Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility (AWWU) is asking for permission from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to increase rates this year, according to a release sent Friday.

The Anchorage Assembly approved the changes in December and now the state must weigh in before the new rates would go into effect.

For single-family residential customers, the proposed new rates would would be an increase of about eight percent; approximately $3.59 per month for water and $4.28 per month for wastewater services.

Here are the proposed changes to the most common monthly rates:

Water Utility Rates 2018 Final 2019 Proposed
Customer Charge $13.54 $14.49
Flat Residential Usage Charge per unit $37.65 $40.27
Metered Volume Rate per 1,000 gallons $5.23 $5.60
Wastewater Utility Rates 2018 Final 2019 Proposed
Customer Charge $8.60 $9.42
Flat Residential Usage Charge per unit $36.42 $39.88
Metered Volume Rate per 1,000 gallons: $5.01 $5.49
-- Residential $5.70 $6.24
-- Commercial Low Strength $5.01 $5.49
-- Commercial Medium Strength $6.65 $7.28
-- Commercial High Strength $7.77 $8.51

AWWU says the proposed rates are due to increasing costs. Rates were last increased in January 2018 on an interim basis.

If the increases are approved, customers could see the changes on their February bills.

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