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Scams, big bills and bargains: Why Pa.’s public water officials won’t stop talking

Facing the rising prospect of privatization, the remaining public water officials in Philadelphia’s suburbs take pride in holding out and keeping water bills low.

Posted 07/15/2024 10:02 AM

Read entire story by Kenny Cooper, WHYY News

Aqua Files for Rate Increase
May 23, 2024

Aqua filed a rate increase request for its water and wastewater customers in Pennsylvania on May 23,2024.  This is less than three years after its last rate request. We can expect rate requests from Aqua at this regular interval.

Posted 05/28/2024 10:15 AM

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Posted 05/08/2024 10:03 AM

Learn About the Real Impact of Privatization

More Perfect Union, an advocacy journalism organization, has been following the developments in the fight against water and wastewater privatization in Pennsylvania. One of their goals is to tell the stories of working Americans fighting for policy change and corporate accountability.

Follow this link to a recent story featuring Chester Water Authority and New Garden Township.


Posted 03/06/2024 4:18 PM

PUC Seeking Comments

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is seeking input and comment on “several proposals geared toward increasing public awareness and establishing greater procedural consistency when evaluating the acquisition and valuation of municipal or authority-owned water and wastewater systems under Section 1329 of the Public Utility Code.”


Posted 02/18/2024 3:16 PM

Chester Water Authority Status

In the past two years residents of New Garden Township have seen their sewer bills increase by over 85% and their property taxes increase by 61%, with a second comparable tax increase expected next year. In addition, our water supplier Chester Water Authority is the target of a hostile takeover attempt by Aqua PA. If this sale goes through, our water rates will double.

Posted 01/30/2024 5:38 PM

PA Democratic Senate Policy Committee Holds Public Meeting

On January 22, 2024, State Senator Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks), chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee, hosted a public hearing focused on water privatization and the unintended consequences of Act 12 of 2016.

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