Philadelphia Water Rate Case

Philadelphia Water Department Proposal Settlement Term Sheet

This artifact is the settlement agreement that PWD and Public Advocate reached, which is awaiting review by the Philadelphia Water Rate Board, which is the independent review board which sets PWD's rates. Along with lowering the proposed rate increase (to 10.2% for residential customers), the...Read more

Philadelphia water bills will go up Wednesday. Here’s why, and how it could have been worse.

On September 1st, 2021, Philadelphians will begin to receive water bills that reflect a 3.6% rate increase, as Philadelphia's 2021 water rate case has been approved by the PUC. Over two years, the rate will increase by 10.3% for residential customers. The water rate increase in Philadelphia is...Read more

PWD Exhibit 3A: FY2022 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 FY2022. It also details PWD billing and qualifications for "charity rates and charges". Read more

Philadelphia scales back requested water rate increase, to 10.2%

The Philadelphia Water Department scaled back its requested 17.6% two-year rate increase after City Hall reduced the amount the department contributes...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

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 3B: FY 2022 Proposed Rates and Charges (Redline)

This artifact is the PWD proposed rate and charges outline with redlines. This document shows the updates and edits made to the outline produced for proposed rate changes from FY2020 that got pushed back due to COVID-19. Read more

Direct Testimony of Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC on behalf of The Philadelphia Water Department

This artifact is a testimony of Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC on behalf of The Philadelphia Water Department for the Philadelphia Water Rate case. Below are some highlights that include mentioning of TAP throughout the testimony. A major takeaway of this document is that the...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


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

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