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Higher usage bills

Avista’s rates for Washington customers will go up on Dec. 1.

• Electricity hike: Adds about $5.62 per month for a typical residential customer, for a bill of $78.83.

• Natural gas hike: Adds about $2.20 per month, for a bill of $74.28

• Basic monthly service charge: Remains unchanged at $6 per month for residential customers. Avista had asked for an increase to $10 per month.

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