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Public hearing for utility rate rise in Benton



Benton, Arkansas – The public hearing for the utility rate hike was held in Benton on Monday, December 12.

Utility costs for Benton households may increase.

Residents voiced their worries at the hearing on the plan to raise monthly utility costs by $17.

The rate increase for Benton upgrades is being pushed by the commission.

For individuals that are struggling in the neighborhood, this is a significant increase.

The commission announced that the next public utility hearing to further debate the prospective rate increase will take place on Monday, December 19, next week.