Utility Rates Skyrocket - Is this inflation for printing all that money? Are we paying for all those empty homes without service? Is this to meet federally mandated clean water standards? Anthem, Arizona to raise water & sewer rates by 91% - The Arizona Republic Apr. 12, 2010 Houston's Water-sewer rates to climb 30% - HOUSTON CHRONICLE April 21, 2010 St. Louis / St. Charles, MO Water Rates increase 50% - ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 03/24/2010 AmerenUE electric-rate increase 26% in 6 months. And the list goes on.