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  2. The Denver Water Department has advised Platte Canyon that water rates will increase 2.5 percent effective January 1. Denver Water’s Board of Water Commissioners approved a $341 million budget for 2013 that includes rates hikes for water users inside and outside the city.
    Denver Water’s 2013 rates will rise an average of 55 cents per month for residential customers inside the city, while rates for Platte Canyon customers are expected to rise an average of 91 cents per month.
    The state’s largest utility, with 1.3 million customers, delivers water to Denver residents and businesses as well as customers in surrounding suburbs, including portions of Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties.
    “Looking ahead, we will need to continue to invest in our reservoirs, water treatment facilities, watershed protection, recycled water and conservation,” said Greg Austin, president of the Denver Board of Water Commissioners, in a statement.
    “As always, our goal is to ensure that our customers, their children and grandchildren will receive a reliable supply of the highest quality water in return for the investment they are making in their water system.”
    The utility said it’s spent nearly $420 million during the last five years repairing and upgrading its water system, some of which was built more than 100 years ago.
    By the end of 2012, Denver Water will have replaced, upgraded or rehabilitated nearly 25 miles of pipe in area neighborhoods, the utility said.
    A comparison between existing 2012 water rates and the water rates that will go into effect on January 1, 2013 is shown below.
    If you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming rate increase, please contact Denver Water’s Customer Care Department at 303-893-2444.