Water rates may rise for Connellsville residents
By Cindy Ekas
Published: Friday, May 10, 2013, 5:45 p.m.
Connellsville Township supervisors notified residents Thursday night of proposed water rate increases for Pennsylvania American Water Co. customers.
If the state Public Utility Commission approves the requested rate hikes, township chairman Tom Cesario said residential customers who use 3,960 gallons of water a month will pay $58.63 instead of $52.51.
Commercial customers using about 22,000 gallons a month will pay $254.10 per month from the current rates of $231.57, he said.
Rates for industrial customers using about 475,000 gallons per month will jump from $3,602.78 to $3,840.67.
“Residents who oppose the rate hikes have three options,” Cesario said. “They can send a letter to the PUC expressing their opposition, attend a public hearing to testify before the PUC or file a formal complaint with the PUC.”
The PUC will advertise the date and time of the public hearing before a decision is made to allow the Pennsylvania American Water Co. to increase rates.
In other business, supervisors:
• Approved an annual insurance package renewal with Higbee Insurance Co. that will increase township rates by an estimated $600 a year to cover equipment and buildings. The policy will cover newly purchased equipment. The township will pay $15,415, up from $14,815 a year.
• Received a notice from PennDOT, alerting the township that a resurfacing project will take place this summer on Route 711 from the township line to Normalville.
• Announced that the Fayette County Hard-to-Recycle event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. Used tires, computers, television sets and large appliances will be accepted for small fees. Residents who want to dispose of used oil will need to drop it off at the Goodwill recycling site on Romeo Drive in Uniontown.
• Announced that the Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department's Funfest will be held June 13-15.
Cindy Ekas is a freelance writer.
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