WV American Water Requests Rate Hike

CHARLESTON– West Virginia American Water said today it has filed an application with the Public Service Commission to adjust its rates for water and wastewater service.

The company said in the news release it will be asking for a 24 percent water rate hike. The actual impact for the average customer would be 21 percent – $10.22 per month or 34 cents per day.

West Virginia American also requested an additional 24 percent increase in wastewater rates.

The water company said the primary reason for the rate request is the estimated $200 million the company will have invested in system improvements to replace and upgrade aging infrastructure since its last rate case.

Any new rates would not be effective prior to Feb. 28, 2019.

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