Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wisconsin, Will Some Water Rate Hikes Be Repealed

Walker signs bills repealing water testing requirement, granting office power to veto state rules:
"Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law proposals repealing a clean water testing requirement and giving his office more power in the crafting of state agency rules.

One bill Walker signed Monday repeals a state Department of Natural Resources rule that calls for municipal governments to install equipment to disinfect their water by December 2013.
Supporters say the repeal would save the 66 affected municipalities millions of dollars. Democratic critics in the Legislature argued that doing away with the testing requirement raises the risk of contaminated well water sickening people."

My question is, will the cities that already raised water rates now get thier rate hikes removed? Bet not, who will even know this happened? 

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