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Rates

The Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Stormwater Rate Board has finished the rate proceeding to determine rates for fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
The Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board, at its meeting on June 6, 2016, adopted a final decision on proposed changes in rates and charges (Rate Determination) in response to the Application of the Philadelphia Water Department for Increased Rates and Charges (FY 2017-2018). The Water Department’s revised rates and charges, effective July 1, 2016, and incorporating the new rates and charges and other issues included in the Rate Board’s Rate Determination, are set forth below. As of the effective date set forth above, these rates and charges supersede the rates and charges in Chapter 3 of the Water Department’s regulations.
See how your bill will reflect new rates and charges.

Beginning July 1, 2016, your water, sewer and stormwater bill will reflect new rates for water, wastewater and stormwater services. [see more]

Why are rates changing?

Rates must keep pace with the cost of providing basic services. [see more]

How do Philadelphia’s rates compare?

Our rates remain competitive locally and nationally. [see more]

What does the money pay for?

Rates support crucial upkeep of all facilities, and our vast pipe network to provide safe water. [see more]

We keep costs as low as possible.

As a public utility, our goal is to get the most out of every dollar. [see more]

Assistance is available for those who need it.

We ensure people at all income levels can afford water services. [see more]

El Departamento de Agua de Filadelfia (Philadelphia Water, PWD) Solicita un Incremento de Tarifa Cada Dos Años

Sin Fines de Lucro:
A diferencia de las empresas privadas que prestan el servicio, nosotros no obtenemos ningún beneficio. Pero necesitamos reunir el dinero suficiente para proporcionar los servicios esenciales de agua, alcantarillado, y servicios pluviales, reparar y actualizar nuestro sistema obsoleto, y afrontar los retos regulatorios. [ver más]
¿Por qué estamos solicitando cambios en la tarifa del agua?

Las tasas deben cambiar para financiar importantes inversiones en infraestructura obsoleta. [ver más]

¿Cómo se comparan las tarifas en Filadelfia con otras ciudades?

Nuestras tarifas siguen siendo competitivas tanto a nivel local como a nivel nacional. [ver más]

¿Qué se pagaría con una típica factura residencial de agua?

Las facturas del agua son cruciales para el mantenimiento de todas las instalaciones y nuestra amplia red proporciona servicios esenciales de agua, drenajes, y pluviales. [ver más]

Mantenemos los costos tan bajos como sea posible.

Como entidad de servicio público, nuestro objetivo no es el beneficio, sino obtener el máximo provecho de cada dólar. [ver más]

La asistencia está disponible para aquellos que la necesiten.

Ofrecemos programas de asistencia para los clientes a fin de ayudar a mantener el servicio del agua. [ver más]

Contact the Water Rate Board

Please send email to:
WaterRateBoard@phila.gov

Philadelphia Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Rate Board
c/o Marie McNeill
Philadelphia Water Department
Finance Division
1101 Market Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Public Hearings

There are no public hearings currently scheduled. 

View Transcripts from the 2016 Special Rates Filing
View transcripts from the 2016 Rate Proceeding Record 

Rate Setting Process

  • How were my current rates set?
  • How is the rate- setting process changing?
  • 2016 Rate Proceeding Documentation

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