New W. Va. American Water Plan Could Cost More

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West Virginia American Water has an infrastructure improvement plan that could cost their customers a little more money each month.

Citing documents filed with the West Virginia Public Service Commission, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the proposal is expected to fund roughly $45 million in main replacements through the company’s water system by 2020.

The proposal also includes about $20 million for a seven-mile pipeline that would connect Weston to Webster Springs.

The utility says the surchage would improve reliability and help reduce the size and frequency of its rate increases.

The proposal comes months after the Public Service Commission approved an $18.2 million annual rate increase for the company.