Waukesha residents who want to take long showers could face higher water rate increases than their neighbors who conserve under a new rate structure the city's water utility wants to implement.
The newest round of rate increases aimed at rewarding savers and punishing heavier users could bring the utility $500,000, a utility official said.
The utility operates under a conservation rate that makes water more expensive as more is used.
Most utilities in the state operate in the opposite way: the more water consumed, the lower the rate.
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