PUC approves smaller Aqua rate increase

Posted: June 08, 2012

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday approved a 4.1 percent rate increase for Aqua Pennsylvania, less than half of the water utility's original request. The monthly bill for a typical residential customer using 4,745 gallons per month would increase $1.99 from $52.86 to $54.85.

The commission approved a settlement for a $16.7 million annual increase that had been reached among Aqua, the Commission's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement, the state's Office of Consumer Advocate and the Aqua Large Users Group. Aqua had originally requested an increase of $38.6 million, or 9.4 percent.

Aqua PA serves over 404,000 customers in portions of 27 counties.

Andrew Maykuth

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