The Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board will hold public hearings in the 2023 General Rate Proceeding on Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm both days. All hearings are open to the public and will be conducted remotely via Zoom (internet or phone).

The Philadelphia Water Department filed Formal Notice on February 23, 2023, proposing to raise and otherwise modify rates on September 1, 2023 and again September 1, 2024. In this proceeding, the Rate Board will determine the appropriate rates and charges.

Anyone wanting to testify is encouraged to email by March 21, identifying the hearing and stating your name and call-in phone number. You may email written comments by April 25, including your name.

You may listen or participate via Zoom. To call in, dial 267-831-0333. If requested, please enter the meeting ID 2562489871 and use the password 12345. For a video connection, use the link and other information on the Rate Board’s website.

Documents filed in this proceeding can be found on the 2023 General Rate Proceeding page on the same site.

For further information, questions about the hearing schedule and procedures, or special assistance for disabilities, please email

Community Legal Services, as Public Advocate, offers free resources to support public input, including assistance for those who may have difficulty participating in virtual or telephonic hearings. Email or call 215-227-9988 for information or assistance.

For more information and some tips on participating, check out the Water Department’s Public Input hearings blog.