"The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) filed formal notice of its request for $141 million in rate increases on February 16, 2021. If approved, a typical residential customer’s monthly bill will go up by more than 17.5%. The Rate Case is the process to evaluate PWD’s request, which must be approved, modified or rejected by the independent Philadelphia Water, Sewer & Storm Water Rate Board." (Community Legal Services)
This essay collects information from the Philadelphia Water Department, the Water Board, and Community Legal Services to help the public prepare for the mid-March 2021 public hearing. It also provides data from the "Shifting Energy Demands During COVID-19" survey relate to water use and bills, and media account on water affordability.