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

puc_sealThe Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently 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 including many in our area.

To learn how Prince Law Offices, P.C. can assist you or your business with real estate, business, FERC, or PUC matters including representation in rate cases, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices, P.C.

2 thoughts on “PUC to Investigate Rate Increase Request by PA-American Water Co.

    1. It is not a class action lawsuit, but it is a public rate case legal proceeding before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. You may provide testimony about the Company’s rate increase request at a public input hearing which is open to the public and should be scheduled soon. You can also file an informal or formal complaint with the PUC regarding your particular water bill if you believe there is a problem with it.

      More information is available at http://www.puc.pa.gov/filing_resources/filing_complaints.aspx

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