Water, Sewer & Storm Water Rate Board

2019 Annual Rate Adjustment

On April 4, 2019, the Philadelphia Water Department filed an Advance Notice of proposed rates and charges with the Water, Sewer, and Storm Water Rate Board (the local agency authorized to approve rate changes for the Water Department) to implement the annual adjustment to the Tiered Assistance Program Rate Rider Surcharge Rate (TAP-R) and to revise related water, sewer, and fire service connection quantity charges. The proposed changes in rates and charges will take effect on September 1, 2019.

Upcoming Deadlines for Participation and Public Comment

  • May 13, 2019: Registration for Public Participation
  • May 24, 2019: Filing of Initial Written Comments on Rate Proposal

Any affected members of the public may testify and submit written arguments and documentation at the public hearing. To participate you must register as a Participant no later than seven calendar days following the filing of the Formal Notice. We expect that registration deadline to be Monday, May 13, 2019. For instructions on how to register, read the notice: Notification Regarding Participation in 2019 TAP-R Proceeding

Advance Notice of Filing

Title Category Author Date Format
Advance Notice of Proposed Changes in Rates and Charges - Annual Adjustment of TAP-R, Preliminary Proposed TAP-R Reconciliation Statement pdf Philadelphia Water Department April 4, 2019
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Official Filing

Title Category Author Date Format
Water Department Formal Notice pdf Exhibit PWD May 6, 2019
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Discovery

Title Category Author Date Format
Discovery, Public Advocate Set I pdf Interrogatories Public Advocate April 29, 2019
PWD Response to Public Advocate Discovery, Set I pdf Response PWD April 29, 2019
Water Rate Board TAP Rider Reconciliation: Technical Consultant Initial Questions pdf Interrogatories Water Rate Board May 3, 2019
PWD Response to Rate Board Consultant Questions pdf Response PWD May 10, 2019
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Technical Conference/Public Hearing

Title Category Author Date Format
PWD Technical Hearing Exhibit 1 pdf Hearing Exhibit Philadelphia Water Department June 05, 2019
PWD Technical Hearing Exhibit 2 pdf Hearing Exhibit Philadelphia Water Department June 05, 2019
PWD Technical Hearing Exhibit 3 pdf Hearing Exhibit Philadelphia Water Department June 05, 2019
Transcript of Technical Conference on June 5, 2019 pdf Transcript Hearing Reporter June 11, 2019
Transcript of Public Hearing on June 5, 2019 pdf Transcript Hearing Reporter June 11, 2019
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Participant Testimony

Title Category Author Date Format
Direct Testimony of Lafayette Morgan, Jr. pdf Written Testimony Public Advocate May 24, 2019
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Public Comment

Title Category Author Date Format
Comments of the PWD and Public Advocate in Support of Joint Statement pdf Statement PWD and Public Advocate June 12, 2019
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