water authority http://ripr.org en Providence Water Supply Board Seeks Rate Hike http://ripr.org/post/providence-water-supply-board-seeks-rate-hike <p>The Providence Water Supply Board is looking to raise its rates. There’s a public hearing at the state Public Utility Commission Wednesday on a proposal to raise residential rates by 24 percent and wholesale rates by 32 percent. Because 60 percent of the state gets its water from Providence, the rate hike will be felt across much of Rhode Island. Joining morning host Chuck Hinman in the studio with more is Rhode Island Public Radio news director Catherine Welch.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 05:41:00 +0000 Catherine Welch & Chuck Hinman 16340 at http://ripr.org Providence Water Supply Board Seeks Rate Hike