Oak Park water rates become open spigot

A near 50 percent hike this year alone

This January Oak Park Water Service customers will pay an additional 22 percent for water. That’s on top of a 27 percent increase imposed in September. Water officials are defending the repeated rate hikes and say they will help finance the new $8 million Oak Park water tank that will begin work in the spring, build Oak Park Water’s reserves and pay for conservation impacts.

A hearing on the January increase will be held by the Triunfo Sanitation District board of...

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