Mullery alerts residents to public input hearings on American Water rate hikes

HARRISBURG, Aug. 6 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, is alerting residents to eight scheduled public input hearings this month on a proposed PA American Water rate hike.

“As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are still enduring financial hardships and have to choose between which bills to pay or to put food on their table,” Mullery said. “I still believe that now is not the time for a rate hike and stand by my letter urging the PUC to reject the rate hike. I urge everyone to have their voices heard at one of the upcoming hearings.”

The hearings are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. each day on Aug. 18, 25, 26. All hearings will be held by video conference/telephone.

Residents interested in testifying at one of the hearings must register by calling 1-800-684-6560, or online at http://www.oca.state.pa.us/pubhear/puchear.htm. Anyone who does not want to testify but still wants to listen in may also get those instructions from that website.

Mullery’s letter to the PUC can be found here.