CLS represents the interests of Philly residential and small business customers as the ‘Public Advocate’ in water rate proceedings. Last year, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) asked the Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board for a $141 Million rate increase over two years. We reached a settlement that saved Philly residents nearly $84 Million!
Currently, rates are scheduled to increase by $34 Million in September 2022. But we have an opportunity in a Special Rate Proceeding to reduce that rate increase and save even more! The Board can reduce the rates based on stimulus funding received by PWD or based on its financial performance in the 2021 fiscal year.
How can you help in the Special Rate Proceeding?
Submit comments –
Anyone can file written comments about the scheduled rate increase! Send an email with your comments to WaterRateBoard@phila.gov.
Attend a public hearing on March 23rd –
The Board is holding hearings to take comments from the public about PWD’s proposed rate increase. Attend a hearing to submit written or oral comments! There will be two hearings on March 23, one at 1:00pm and one at 6:00pm.
Meeting ID: 828 3749 1499
Meeting ID: 880 9192 6675
Share your concerns –
We want to hear your questions or concerns about the Special Rate Proceeding! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not use this email to get legal help. If you are experiencing a legal problem related to your utilities, please call CLS at (215)981-3700.