The Sheboygan Board of Water Commissioners reports that is has submitted an application to the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin to increase water rates effective in early 2014. There was no increase in 2013. The application is in support of the Board's long term plans for significant capital infrastructure investment in the coming years. Major projects include ultraviolet disinfection, an intake pipeline, a new low lift pumping station with suction well, and major water main replacements. The increase is estimated at 7%, which would be approximately $1.00 per month on a typical residential bill for 18,750 gallons. This would not apply to sanitary sewer charges, which are determined separately by the Common Council.