BWL to hold rate hike vote this evening


Commissioners of Lansing's Board of Water and Light plan to vote this evening on a nine-percent rate hike for the utility's water and steam customers. Approval would mean about a $116 average monthly increase for non-residential steam heat customers. The average monthly residential water bill would rise a few dollars a month.

BWL officials say more revenue is needed to update aging water and steam infrastructure.

If approved, rate increases would take effect March first.