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Hundreds of thousands of people face utility shutoffs as pandemic surges

This article discusses the ending of the utility moratorium in Pennsylvania, which expired on November 9th, 2020. As of June, 800,000 customers were at risk of a utility shut-off post-moratorium, but that number is likely higher now. According to PUC's order, anyone whose household income...Read more

Hundreds of thousands of people face utility shutoffs as pandemic surges

This article looks at what's happening on the ground in Philadelphia two days after the Pennsylvania PUC ended the utility shutoff moratorium. Importantly, at that time, PGW said that they had not yet terminated anyone. It was clear from the article that PECO was reaching out to let people know...Read more

Public Advocate Guide for Customer Participation 2021 Philadelphia Water Rate Case

The Philadelphia Water Department has filed to increase rates and is trying to raise people's bills by an average of over 17%. There are two public input sessions for people and organizations to speak out about how this rate increase would impact them and their communities. This...Read more

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