Commission OKs increase for West Virginia American Water

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Water and sewer rates are going up for West Virginia American Water Co.’s residential customers.

WCHS-TV in Charleston reports the state Public Service Commission approved the increases Friday in an agreement with the company.

The PSC said in a news release the average residential water customer’s bill will increase $6.65 a month or 14 percent. Residential sewer customers’ bills will increase an average of $8.33 monthly or 17.5 percent. The rates go into effect Feb. 25.

West Virginia American Water won’t be able to seek another increase in base rates before April 30, 2021.

The company serves about 166,000 water customers in 19 counties and 1,000 sewer customers in Fayette County.

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Information from: WCHS-TV, http://www.wchstv.com

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