WV Public Service Commission Approves WVAW Rate Increase

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The Public Service Commission of West Virginia approved the West Virginia American Water Company’s water and sewer rate increases.

The average residential water customer will see an increase of $6.65 or 14% on their monthly bill, and residential sewer customers will see an increase of $8.33 or 17.5% on their monthly bill. 

The settlement approved by the PSC was signed by WVAWC, Commission Staff, and the Consumer Advocate Division in October 2018. 

The terms of the settlement prevent WVAWC from seeking a further increase in base rates before April 30th, 2021.

The stipulating parties agreed to increase WVAWC’s water and sewer base rates by $23 million and $152,650, respectively and to reset the company’s DSIC rate mechanism to zero effective February 25th, 2019, through December 31st, 2019.

The Kanawha County & Cities Association and the City of Charleston did not sign the Joint Stipulation but did not oppose it.

WVAWC serves approximately 166,000 water customers in 19 counties and 1,000 sewer customers in Fayette County.

Additional information is available on the Commission website: www.psc.state.wv.us by referencing Case No. 18-0573-W-42T.

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