FARMINGTON — Farmington Electric Utility customers can expect to pay more for their electricity as soon as Nov. 1, if everything goes smoothly for the utility company.
Customers will see their monthly bill increase by $1 a year over a course of three years.
The increase will help pay for improvements, such as rebuilding substations and switchyards and moving electric lines underground.
Mike Sims, the director of the electric utility system, said moving the lines underground will prevent outages caused by lightning strikes, car crashes, animals and rotting poles. Many of the newer lines are already underground.
"This rate increase will start a process," Sims said.