State commission will investigate Quakertown water company rate increase

    The approximately 800 residents who live outside Quakertown but receive service from the Bucks County borough’s water company have come under the scrutiny of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

    PUC announced today it will investigate the borough’s proposed water rate increase.

    But PUC only has jurisdiction over the rates for the 800 or so customers outside Quakertown, so the 3,155 customers within borough limits won’t be the focus of the investigation.

     

    The borough has proposed an 87.9 percent increase on the utility, which would increase the average residential customer’s annual rate from $237 to $474.96. The commission’s vote to investigate the proposal means the increase request has been suspended for seven months.

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