utilities

The Eugene Water & Electric Board voted last night to raise water rates by 6 percent and electricity rates by nearly 5 percent.

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.

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.

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Short answer: Most of us.  Gas and electricity both cost more this year, and winter could be colder.

The real arrival of winter is weeks away, but most of us have already entered the heating season.