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Water, Sewer & Storm Water Rate Board

2022 Special Rate Proceeding

On January 21, 2022, the Philadelphia Water Department filed Advance Notice of the initiation of a Special Rate Proceeding regarding the reconciliation and potential downward adjustment of water, sewer and stormwater rates and charges previously approved to take effect September 1, 2022. This proceeding is pursuant to the Rate Determination and Joint Petition for Partial Settlement in the 2021 General Rate Proceeding.

Persons affected by the rates may become participants in the special rate proceeding to consider those changes by sending their names, addresses, email addresses and on whose behalf they are participating to:

Special Rate Proceeding
Water Rate Board, ℅ Steven Liang
City of Philadelphia Law Dept.
1515 Arch St., 17th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

or WaterRateBoard@phila.gov.

Advance Notice of Filing

Discovery

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Public Advocate’s Interrogatories & Requests for Production of Documents - Set I PDF Interrogatories Public Advocate February 1, 2022
Response to Public Advocate’s Interrogatories and Requests For Production Of Documents - Set I Questions 1-16 PDF Response PWD February 15, 2022
Response Attachment to PWD’s Interrogatories & Requests for Production of Documents - Set I Question 12-1 PDF Response Attachment PWD April 18, 2022
Response Attachment to PWD’s Interrogatories & Requests for Production of Documents - Set I Question 12-2 PDF Response Attachment PWD April 18, 2022
Response Attachment to PWD’s Interrogatories & Requests for Production of Documents - Set I Question 13-1 PDF Response Attachment PWD April 18, 2022
Response Attachment to Public Advocate’s Interrogatories and Requests For Production Of Documents - Set I, Question 16 xlsx Response Attachment PWD February 15, 2022
Public Advocate's Interrogatories & Requests for Production of Documents - Set II PDF Interrogatories PWD February 17, 2022
PWD Response to Public Advocate's Interrogatories & Requests for Production of Documents - Set II PDF Response PWD March 23, 2022
PWD Response to Public Advocate's Interrogatories & Requests for Production of Documents - Set II, Question 9 PDF Response PWD March 23, 2022
PWD Responses to Public Advocate Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents - Set II, Question 12D PDF Response PWD March 18, 2022
Public Advocate's Interrogatories & Requests for Production of Documents - Set III PDF Interrogatories Public Advocate March 11, 2022
PWD Response to Public Advocate's Interrogatories & Requests for Production of Documents - Set III PDF Response PWD March 23, 2022
PWD Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents to the Public Advocate - Set I PDF Interrogatories PWD April 8, 2022
Public Advocate Response to PWD’s Interrogatories & Requests for Production of Documents - Set I PDF Response Public Advocate April 18, 2022
PWD Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents to Lance Haver - Set I PDF Interrogatories PWD April 8, 2022
Lance Haver Response to PWD Interrogatories and Request for Documents PDF Response Lance Haver April 19, 2022

Motions and Procedural Orders

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Motion to Strike PWD Testimony PDF Motion Public Advocate February 10, 2022
PWD Response to Public Advocate Motion to Strike PDF Response PWD February 18, 2022
Motion to Remove Public Advocate PDF Motion Lance Haver February 16, 2022
Public Advocate Answer to Lance Haver Motion to Remove PDF Answer Public Advocate February 16, 2022
Order Denying Haver Motion to Remove Public Advocate PDF Order Marlane R. Chestnut February 25, 2022
Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part the Public Advocate’s Motion to Strike PDF Order Marlane R. Chestnut March 8, 2022
Prehearing Conference Order PDF Order Marlane R. Chestnut March 9, 2022
Direct Appeal of Hearing Examiner’s Order Denying Haver Motion To Remove Public Advocate PDF Appeal Lance Haver March 22, 2022
Special Stipulations PDF Stipulations Public Advocate, PWD April 5, 2022
PWD Answer to Haver Appeal PDF Answer PWD April 8, 2022
Opposition to Public Advocate and Water Department Stipulation PDF Objection Lance Haver April 8, 2022
Public Advocate Answer to Haver Appeal PDF Answer Public Advocate April 8, 2022
Public Advocate Response to Lance Haver's Appeal of Hearing Officer Order PDF Response Motion Public Advocate April 8, 2022

Formal Notice

Public Hearings

Public Input

Title Description Category Author Date Format
James Keebler PDF Written Public Comment March 18, 2022
C. Hurst PDF Written Public Comment March 23, 2022

Participant Testimony

Technical Hearing

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Public Advocate Technical Hearing Exhibit PDF Hearing Exhibit Public Advocate April 27, 2022
Technical Hearing Exhibit 1 (Public Outreach) PDF Hearing Exhibit PWD April 27, 2022
Technical Hearing Exhibit 2 (Lafayette Morgan) PDF Hearing Exhibit PWD April 27, 2022
Technical Hearing Exhibit 3 (Lance Haver) PDF Hearing Exhibit PWD April 27, 2022
Post-Hearing Exhibit (Outreach Report) PDF Exhibit Public Advocate April 28, 2022
Transcript Responses PDF Response PWD May 2, 2022
Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board Special Rate Proceeding 4/26 Pre-Hearing Conference Transcript PDF Transcript Court Reporter May 10, 2022
Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board Special Rate Proceeding 4/29 Technical Hearing Transcript PDF Transcript Court Reporter May 7, 2022

Participant Briefs

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Public Advocate Main Brief PDF Main Brief Public Advocate May 10, 2022
PWD Main Brief PDF Main Brief PWD May 10, 2022

Hearing Officer Report

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Hearing Officer Report PDF Report Marlane R. Chestnut May 24, 2022
Public Advocate Exceptions to Hearing Officer Report PDF Exceptions Public Advocate June 3, 2022
PWD Exceptions to Hearing Officer Report PDF Exceptions PWD June 3, 2022
Lance Haver Exceptions to Hearing Officer Report PDF Exceptions Lance Haver June 3, 2022

Rate Determination

Title Description Category Author Date Format
2022 Special Rate Determination PDF Board Decision PWD June 15, 2022

Rates and Charges

Title Description Category Author Date Format
PWD Rates and Charges beginning Sept. 1, 2022 PDF Board Decision PWD June 20, 2022

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