PSC holding hearing Wednesday on West Virginia American Water proposed rate changes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Public Service Commission will hold a public comment hearing Wednesday in Bluefield regarding West Virginia American Water Company’s proposed rate increases for water and sewer services.

The water company previously filed a request for a 26.1% rate increase for water services, in which the new money will go toward improving its system in 19 counties. The average customer will see monthly payments increase by $9.56.

According to West Virginia American Water, it has 167,000 in all or parts of the impacted counties.

The company has also proposed a 31% increase in sewer rates for 1,100 customers in Fayette County.

The hearing will begin at 4 p.m. at Bluefield City Hall.

The commission is expected to make a decision in February.

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