utilities http://ijpr.org en Eugene Utility Rates To Go Up http://ijpr.org/post/eugene-utility-rates-go <p>The Eugene Water &amp; Electric Board voted last night to raise water rates by 6 percent and electricity rates by nearly 5 percent.</p><p>The Register-Guard reports the water hike is double what management recommended. Board members decided to start saving to develop a second water source for the city in case of an emergency, such as an earthquake.</p><p>Starting in February the water bill for an average single-family home will go up about $2 to $33 a month. The electric bill will go up more than $6 to $162.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:18:29 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 4127 at http://ijpr.org Who Will Pay More To Heat Their Homes This Winter http://ijpr.org/post/who-will-pay-more-heat-their-homes-winter <p>Short answer: Most of us.&nbsp; Gas and electricity both cost more this year, and winter could be colder.</p><p>The real arrival of winter is weeks away, but most of us have already entered the heating season.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:22:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 1202 at http://ijpr.org Who Will Pay More To Heat Their Homes This Winter