Philadelphia Water Department Rate Case on the Horizon

January 18, 2018
Michael C. Nines, P.E., LEED AP, Technical Consultant
MGKF Special Alert - Forecast 2018

During the first quarter of 2018, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is expected to file Advance Notice of rate increases with the Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Stormwater Rate Board (Rate Board) and City Council.  The Advance Notice is anticipated to cover rate increases for Fiscal Years 2019 through FY2022 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022).  The new rate increases are anticipated to be proposed for water usage, sewer and industrial surcharges, and stormwater management service charges.  The PWD is anticipating that the new rate increase will be approved by the Rate Board during the Fall of 2018, following a series of public and technical hearings.