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W.Va. American Water proposes rate increase

West Virginia American Water announced Monday that it has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia to consider about $50.6 million of investment for infrastructure replacement and system upgrades.
West Virginia American Water announced Monday that it has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia to consider about $50.6 million of investment for infrastructure replacement and system upgrades.(WCAX)
Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 5:07 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – If you’re a West Virginia American Water customer, your water bill could be going up next year.

The company announced Monday that it has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia to consider about $50.6 million of investment for infrastructure replacement and system upgrades.

For the average customer who uses a little more than 3,100 gallons of water a month, this translates to an increase of about $1.95 monthly.

WVAW maintains a 6.14 percent Distribution System Improvement Charge in 2021 is necessary to ensure it can maintain consistent service to customers.

According to a release from WVAW, its 2021 infrastructure replacement plan includes $18 million to replace or upgrade more than 30 miles of water mains; $4.3 million to replace service lines and fire hydrants; $5.6 million to replace water meters; $2.2 million for booster stations, $8.3 million for post-acquisition investment on troubled water systems; and $12.2 million on water treatment improvements.

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