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WV American Water proposing rate increase of nearly 20%

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West Virginia American Water is proposing a 19.7% rate increase for their customers statewide.

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West Virginia Public Service Commission must approve the increase.

A spokesperson for the PSC says the increase would raise the average customer's water bill $8.19 a month, effecting 171,000 customers in 19 counties that include Fayette, Mercer, Raleigh and Summers Counties.

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Next Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 p.m. the PSC will hold a public hearing on the proposal at the Fayette County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building in Oak Hill.  The building is located at 221 Maple Avenue.

PSC commissioners are expected to make their decision on the increase by October.

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