PSC Announces Public Comment Hearings on West Virginia American Water Rate Cases

Edited from a Press Release
PSC Announces Public Comment Hearings on West Virginia American Water Rate Cases

CHARLESTON, WV – The Public Service Commission has scheduled public comment hearings on West Virginia American Water Company’s rate cases for providing water and sewer service.


West Virginia American Water Company has requested increased water rates and charges of approximately $40.4 million annually, a 26.1% increase, for approximately 167,000 water customers in Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mercer, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Summers, Wayne, and Webster counties.  It also requested increased sewer rates and charges of $340,289 annually, a 31% increase, for sewer utility service to approximately 1,000 customers in Fayette County.


The Commission will hold public comment hearings on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Fayette County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, 200 West Maple Avenue in Fayetteville, and on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Public Service Commission Office, 201 Brooks Street in Charleston.  Masks are encouraged.  The evidentiary hearing for these cases will be held November 3 - 5, 2021, beginning at 9:30 a.m. each day.


People may also express their thoughts to the Commission in writing and mailing it to: Executive Secretary, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, WV 25323, or online through the Commission’s website at by clicking on “Submit A Comment” in the left column and following the directions provided.


For more information, go to the PSC website and refer to Case Nos. 21-0369-WS-D, 21-0369-W-42T and 21-0370-S-42T.