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PUC to Investigate Rate Increase Request by PA-American Water Co.




May 18, 2017

HARRISBURG  – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today voted to suspend and investigate a rate increase request by Pennsylvania- American Water Company (PAWC).

The Commission voted 5-0 to investigate the request for an annual revenue increase of approximately $107.9 million, or 16.4 percent.  The request is suspended for up to seven months and will be assigned to the Office of Administrative Law Judge for a recommended decision or settlement.  Under the company’s proposal, the average residential customer using 3,630 gallons per month would see a monthly increase of $9.49 from $55.63 to $65.12.

PAWC presently provides water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.3 million people in Pennsylvania. 

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Docket No.    R-2017-2595853



Contact:David Hixson
Deputy Press Secretary
717-772-2766
dhixson@pa.gov


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