Be there or be square, and bring your own bottled water:
A public hearing will be held by the N.C. Utilities Commission on the proposed rate increase at 7 p.m. in the Forsyth County Courthouse, 200 N. Main St., courtroom 1A. Another one will be held Tuesday in Charlotte at 7 p.m., in the Mecklenburg County courthouse, 832 East Fourth St.
Aqua, which provides water and wastewater services to about 250,000 people in 52 counties, requested the rate increase in August to help recover past investments in capital improvements and operating expenses. The company has about 13,000 customers in Forsyth, Guilford, Surry and Stokes counties.
We'll try to follow up once a transcript of this meeting is posted (if it gets posted) on the NCUC website. Until then, if you happen to attend one of these meetings, we'd love some feedback.