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Rates Information

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 January 1, 2014)

Service Charges
All metered customers shall be subject to a monthly service charge, based on the size of meter required to render adequate service.

Consumption Charged
The following shall be the rates at which water will be furnished:
Size of Meter         Per Month
5/8"                         $15.00
3/4"                         $22.70

The following rates shall apply per 100 gallons:
Gallons Per Month                     Residential         Commercial
First 16,000/Month                       1.0214                 0.9911

All In Excess of 16,000/Month      1.0214                 0.7597

* 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 to Implement Wastewater DSIC

Pennsylvania American Water is committed to providing high-quality, reliable wastewater service to its customers. This requires continually investing in our wastewater systems. One of the approved methods that allow a utility to accelerate improvements to its wastewater infrastructure (pipes, valves, laterals, and manholes) is through a wastewater Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC). On July 3rd, Pennsylvania American Water filed with the PA Public Utility Commission (PUC) to begin implementing a wastewater DSIC. If approved, a small charge would be added to each customer’s wastewater bill beginning April 1, 2015. The wastewater DSIC will allow Pennsylvania American Water to replace more of its aging system annually, thus improving service to you. Learn more...

PA Public Utility Commission Approves Settlement to Increase Rates

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) unanimously approved a settlement that allows Pennsylvania American Water to increase water rates. The new rates approved under the PUC settlement maintain the cost of water service at about one penny per gallon for Pennsylvania American Water’s customers. The typical monthly residential water bill for Pennsylvania American Water customers using 3,960 gallons will increase by less than $3 per month, from $52.51 to $55.45. The new rates take effect January 1, 2014.

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