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Deal reached on smaller WV American Water rate hike

By REBECCA CARBELLO

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians are using less water, and that’s part of the reason they’ll probably see a monthly increase on their water bill in a few months, a West Virginia American Water official said Tuesday.

The water company and staff with the state Public Service Commission have agreed on a rate increase of 14 percent, which would be a monthly increase of $6.69 for an average customer. The company originally asked for an increase of 24 percent last April.

Also, West Virginia-American Water sewer customers in Fayetteville and Winona would see an increase in their base wastewater rates for its Fayetteville and Winona sewer customers. Their bills would increase by 17.4 percent, a monthly increase of $7.49 for the average residential customer.

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