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

Philadelphia Water Department 2021 Proposed Rate Increase

This artifact is a presentation created by the Philadelphia Water Department regarding their proposed rate increase. Without increased rates, according to PWD, they will have insufficient revenues to meet operating and legal requirements in FY2023. The Department withdrew a rate request in 2020...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
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

PWD EXHIBIT 4 - PWD 2021 RATE CASE Documents Incorporated by Reference

This artifact contains documents incorporated by reference for the Philadelphia Water Rate Case.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 contains responses to public advocate's advanced interrogatories and requests for production of documents for question 3 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

Millions of Americans Can't Afford Water, as Bills Rise 80% in a Decade

This artifact synthesizes research conducted and published by the Guardian US and co-published by Consumer Reports as apart of their ongoing investigation into the Water Crisis in America. After analyzing 12 diverse cities in the United States, it's been found that the combined price of water...Read more

Philadelphia Launches New, Income-Based, Tiered Assistance Program

On June 20th, 2017, the city of Philadelphia announced the Tiered Assistance Program (TAP) which provides customers with significant savings on their water bill by offering a consistent bill based on their income. Program highlights include:

•    Customers do not have to be...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

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

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