Rates

The rates PWD charges our customers are determined through a transparent process of public hearings by the Philadelphia Water, Sewer, and Storm Water Rate Board.

Effective September 1, 2022

2023 Rate Proceedings

On January 24, 2023, the Philadelphia Water Department filed Advance Notices of proposed changes in water, sewer, and stormwater rates and related charges to take effect on or about September 1, 2023 and September 1, 2024, as well as its annual Tiered Assistance Program Rate Rider Surcharge rates (TAP-R) Adjustment Proceeding.


2022 Rate Proceedings

On February 25, 2022, the Philadelphia Water Department filed Formal Notices of a Special Rate Proceeding regarding the reconciliation and potential downward adjustment of water, sewer and stormwater rates and charges approved in the 2021 Rate Proceeding, as well as its annual Tiered Assistance Program Rate Rider Surcharge rates (TAP-R) Adjustment Proceeding.

The Water, Sewer, and Storm Water Rate Board issued its determinations for both proceedings on June 15, 2022, approving the current Rates and Charges, effective September 1, 2022.

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