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Missouri American Water customers speak out against rate increases

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Missouri American Water customers are speaking out in protest of the company's requested rate increases.

Last June, the utility company requested a $74.6 million rate increase. Public hearings took place Monday and Tuesday to give customers a chance to ask questions and learn more about the request.

Officials say they want their customers paying the same rate across the state, but the proposal would have some people paying more than $1 extra per day, an increase that could hit some in the St. Louis area hard.

"We can't afford no more, you're gonna have to do something other than just keep throwing money away," said one customer. 

Missouri American Water says customers will have more control of their bill under this proposal because the fixed charge would be less. The final hearing was held Tuesday at 5:30. 

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