Senator Kissel to Testify Tonight in Opposition to Water Company Rate Hike

October 4, 2006

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) will testify tonight at a public hearing in opposition to a proposed 30.2 percent rate increase for the Connecticut Water Company and its operating divisions, Crystal Water and Unionville Water. The public hearing will be held at the Enfield Town Hall beginning at 6:30 PM. Connecticut Water Company applied to the Connecticut Department of Utility Control (DPUC) for the rate hike in July and the DPUC is in the process of reviewing the application.

“There are thousands of people in my district who depend exclusively on Connecticut Water Company for their water supply and many of them are on fixed incomes. Any added living expenses are a lot for them to absorb,” said Senator Kissel, who represents the communities of East Granby, Enfield, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks. “I am looking forward to testifying in front of the DPUC officials this evening and expressing my opposition to this proposed steep rate hike.”

Senator Kissel is a Deputy Minority Leader and the Ranking Senator on the Judiciary Committee. He is currently serving his seventh term representing the seventh district.