Philadelphia Water Department

Public Advocate's Advance Interrogatories & Requests for Production of Documents

The following artifact contains interrogatories and requests for production of documents for the matter of a proposed rate increase in  Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rates. Read more

PWD Exhibit 1 - Notification of Rate Filing (Supplemented as of Formal Filing)

This artifact contains the following documentation regarding the proposed Philadelphia Water Department rate increase: 

  • Advance Notification of Rate Filing to the Philadelphia Water Sewer and StormWater Rate Board 
  • Advance Notification of Rate Filing to the Philadelphia City
  • ...Read more
Direct Testimony of Melissa La Buda on behalf of The Philadelphia Water Department

The following artifact is the testimony of Melissa La Buda, the Deputy Commissoner of Finance for the Philadelphia Water Department, regarding the Philadelphia 2021 Water Rate case. It's important to note that throughout the testimony there is mentioning of increased outreach for the Tiered...Read more


This artifact contains the response to public advocate's advanced interrogatories and requests for production of documents for question 10 of the initial request.Read more

Settlement Proposed in 2021 [PWD] Rate Change Request

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) filed a request for a rate change in January 2021 seeking additional revenue to meet expenses in Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023. In early May 2021, PWD and the Public Advocate reached a potential settlement, which...Read more

Philadelphia rate board gives water customers some relief

This article outlines the 2018 water rate increase in Philadelphia, designed as an 11% increase for households over three years. We are reading and reflecting on this increase in relation to the proposed 2021 water rate increase of 17.5%, which is set to go into effect during the pandemic.Read more

Proposed Settlement Reached to Determine FY2022 and FY2023 Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Rates

This artifact, created by the Philadelphia Water Department, is an explanation for the general public regarding PWD's settlement for the proposed rate increase (2021). 

Along with lowering the proposed rate increase, the Public Advocate also propose a series of agreements related to...Read more

PWD Exhibit 3C - FY 2023 Proposed Rates and Charges

The following artifact details how the approved water rate change would impact various consumers, types of properties, and the forms of charges associated with water billing in Philadelphia for FY2023. It also details PWD billing and qualifications for "charity rates and charges". Read more

PA ADV 1 Attachment A

This artifact is a spreadsheet with data provided by the Philadelphia Water Department as a response to a request made by the Public Advocate’s Advanced Interrogatories And Requests For Production Of Documents.Read more


This artifact is a 'fact sheet' for the Philadelphia Water Rate Case for 2021, which was filed on January 15th 2021. It includes a table that shows the proposed monthly bill of consumers if the rate increase gets approved, and also provides rationale for the rate increase. Read more

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