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Housatonic Water Works DPU Hearing on Rate Hike Request
10:55AM / Wednesday, September 20, 2023
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The town urges Housatonic Water Works (HWW) customers to attend the state Department of Public Utilities (DPU) hearing on HWW's 120 percent rate increase request, on Sept. 26, 7 p.m.
The DPU hearing will be held at Monument Mountain Regional High School.
Due to persistent water quality issues within the HWW system, the town has requested intervener status for the rate case, in order to represent the interests of the town. The HWW is not a town-owned water system; it is a privately owned and operated utility.
The HWW's rate increase would mean that the average HWW customer's bill would rise from $746 to $1,641. HWW states that the increase is needed for a $4.5 million system improvement project, to improve water quality and fire protection. 
The DPU urges HWW customers and others to submit their comments in writing, via email,  to,, and to HWW attorney William Martin, Esq., Comments will be accepted through Sept. 27, 5 p.m. 
To review the DPU's hearing notice, visit
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