Consumer groups said the rise would have forced rate payers pay too much of the cost.
Those higher costs were being passed through to rate payers.
The cost of the modification would be passed on to rate payers.
For the average rate payer with a monthly bill of $100 during the summer, that would mean an increase of $6 to $7.
It was a massive operation and cost the rate payers millions, but no one complained.
If there is any chance that rate payers be asked to pay for these costs we will continue to fight that.
A. We do not feel that rate payers should be saddled with the full payment of these costs.
Quite clearly what it meant to the average rate payer was seven pound a year.
"Today's agreement shields those 850,000 rate payers from a very large portion of the investment costs."
His rate payers pay out $600 million annually on the debt service.