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2016 Rate Proceeding Record

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June 2016 - Rates Determined for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018

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.

Official PWD Rate Filing

These documents make up the formal notice of the Philadelphia Water Department's (PWD) request for a rate increase. This formal notice was given February 8, 2016.

2016 Rate Proceeding Participants

Participants have registered with the Rate Board to participate in the 2016 Rate Proceeding. The Public Advocate and the Philadelphia Water Department are automatically appointed as Participants.

Information Requests and Responses

The rate setting process allows participants to share questions and answers in response to the official rate filing made by the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD).

Written Testimony of Registered Participants

These statements, submitted by Registered Participants, are part of the Rate Proceeding Record and may be cross examined during the Technical Hearings.

Public Hearing Transcripts

The Rate Process includes public hearings where the Philadelphia Water Department presents its case and responds to questions.

Technical Hearing Transcripts

The Rate Process includes technical hearings where the Philadelphia Water Department presents its case and responds to questions.

Public Written Comment

The public can submit written comment to be included in the record for the Rate Board to consider.

Rate Case Presentations

These presentations were given during the 2016 Rate Proceeding.

Public Hearings

Six Public Input Hearings have been scheduled as part of the rate setting process. To attend and participate,

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The Water Rate Board also holds regular meetings that are open to the public. View the Board Meeting Schedule or notes and agendas from past meetings