- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Electric bills will go up soon for customers of Tupelo Water and Light.

WTVA TV reports (https://bit.ly/2bRwGLk) the city council on Tuesday approved an increase in electric rates to cover a 1.5 percent hike of non-fuel electric rates by the Tennessee Valley Authority, which is where the city buys its power.

Utility manager Johnny Timmons says the average household will pay approximately an extra $2 a month more due to the rate hike but the amount will vary depending on the season.

Timmons says based on 1,300 kilowatt hours of usage, the increase will amount to $2.02 more in the summer. In the fall or spring, that increase comes out to $1.87.

The new power rates take effect October 1.

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Information from: WTVA-TV, https://www.wtva.com

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