Pennsylvania's American Water’s rates are based on the true cost of providing water service to our customers.
Before it reaches your home or business, water is treated through an involved process. Water begins its journey at the source (river, stream, reservoir, aquifer) and travels through our highly sophisticated plants, into underground pipes, to its final destination, your tap. Along the way, our team of professionals (certified operators, scientists and engineers) are using the latest technology as to oversee and monitor the process. We test the water quality using leading edge methods we pioneered. We understand the value of clean, high-quality water on tap 24 hours a day, and are committed to delivering it reliably.
Reliable high-quality water service improves our lives and communities by:
• Protecting public health
• Providing fire protection
• Creating opportunities for economic growth
In Pennsylvania, rates must be approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
See below for your current rate and tariff information.
Typical Residential and Commercial Rates*
(Applicable to Rate Zone 1 for Residential and Commercial Classes) Effective November 11, 2011
All metered customers shall be subject to a monthly service charge, based on the size of meter required to render adequate service.
The following shall be the rates at which water will be furnished:
Size of Meter Per Month
The following rates shall apply per 100 gallons:
Gallons Per Month Residential Commercial
First 16,000/Month 0.9101 0.8979
All In Excess of 16,000/Month 0.9101 0.6883
* These rates are applicable to the majority of our residential customers. For rates specific to your region call Pennsylvania American Water's Customer Service Center, please view the Effective Water Tariff below.
A full explanation of the rates for each of Pennsylvania American Water’s service areas is shown in the below rate schedules.
Pennsylvania American Water Files Rate Request
On April 30, 2013, Pennsylvania American Water filed an application with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) requesting changes in rates for water and wastewater service. The company’s request would increase the typical monthly residential water bill, using 3,960 gallons per month, by $6.12 to $58.63, meaning the cost of tap water for most households would remain at about one penny per gallon. The primary reason for the rate request is the approximately $731 million that the company will have invested in system improvements since its last rate case in 2011. Read the news release for more details.
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