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WV American Water seeks rate increase

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West Virginia American Water asked for a huge increase in water rates.

According to Metro News the company today filed a request with the state public service commission for a 24% increase on the base rate. That amounts to an extra $11 a month for the average customer.. but it will be slightly offset by a change in what's called the distribution service improvement charge. That works out to about $.80.

West Virginia American Water blames the increase on infrastructure improvement the cost of which they're passing on to customers.

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