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Water company seeks big rate hike

The Milford Water Co. is seeking an 83 percent rate increase to pay for its new $20 million water treatment plant, which the state ordered the private utility to build after a two-week drinking water ban three years ago.

Town officials vow to fight the rate increase — the second in two years — and the state attorney general’s office says it is stepping into the fray. 

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