Water / Wastewater
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has jurisdiction over the rates and service to more than 150 water and wastewater utilities, including a number of municipal water and wastewater utilities. Generally, the Commission does not regulate water or wastewater authorities.
Consumers, such as home owners and business owners, can find helpful information on water and wastewater savings and conservation.
Take time to learn about water conservation with these brochures and fact sheets.
Learn which water utility companies are regulated by the PUC.
Learn which wastewater utility companies are regulated by the PUC.
Learn about resources available to consumers, like community education events and tips on conserving water and money.
Do you need financial assistance for utility services? Find out what programs are available.
Utility professionals, including utility employees and attorneys, can review important information on water and wastewater issues and policies.
Laws and Regulations
Many important laws affect how water and wastewater companies are regulated throughout the state.
Links to utility provider websites to view details on current rates and tariffs.
Read annual reports, as well as reports on water and wastewater consumer activities and quarterly earnings.
Not Regulated by the PUC
In the case of utilities owned and operated by municipalities (city, borough or township), the PUC does not have jurisdiction unless a municipality is serving customers who reside outside of its corporate boundaries. The Commission maintains jurisdiction over the rates and service to these outside customers.
If a municipality was charging a bulk rate to another municipality outside its corporate boundaries, and the other municipality in turn was reselling the water to its customers, the Commission would not regulate either municipality.
The Commission, generally, does not regulate municipal authorities. However, should an authority lease the operating system back to the municipality and municipal officials control the development of rates and operation, the Commission has jurisdiction over the rates and service for customers located outside of the municipality corporate boundaries.
For the most part, the Commission does not regulate mobile home park systems unless it serves customers outside the mobile home park. Fees for service are usually collected within lot rentals.
The Commission does not regulate any bona fide cooperative association that furnishes service exclusively to its stockholders or members on a not-for-profit basis.
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Filing & Resources
Find utility-related reports, laws and regulations, federal filings, tariffs, procedures and more.
Consumers, utilities and attorneys can save time by submitting documents to the PUC electronically.