INCREASE BEING SOUGHT BY NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER

Your water bill could be going up a lot in 2012. New Jersey American Water is trying to get a 15 percent rate increase to help with an infrastructure project. The utility got a 7.5 percent increase just last year. The state’s Board of Public Utilities  has yet to approve the hike. The company has invested $300 million and is seeking the additional funds to help fund these improvements. The utility serves a number of communities throughout South Jersey.

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