West Allis joined a consortium of communities that are fighting a large proposed water rate hike by Milwaukee that would cost West Allis $600,000 to $720,000 a year, estimated Michael Lewis, public works director.
Joining the coalition will cost West Allis $40,000 and officials hope that if they can't get the proposed increase dumped entirely, it might be cut in half, which still would save West Allis hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
West Allis like many other communities buys its water from Milwaukee, and they are banding together to fight the proposed increase.
"The other communities have jumped on this," Lewis said Tuesday just before the Public Works Committee recommended that West Allis join the consortium.
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