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Posted on: May 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Water rate increase proposed

A 27 percent increase in the price per thousand gallons recently announced by the West View Water Authority – the sole supplier of Cranberry’s purchased water – will be passed along to Cranberry ratepayers if the proposed increase is adopted by Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors on May 6. The Authority’s increase, scheduled to take place July 1, will finance the construction of a new $105 million Ohio River water treatment plant in Beaver County, along with pipelines and pumping stations to deliver that water to Cranberry and other nearby communities. Cranberry’s price increase would begin July 25. A $2 monthly base rate increase would also take effect on that date and help to finance the replacement of aging home water meters with real-time electronic ones over a three year period. The combined increases would add an average of $8.85 to residential customers’ monthly bills. For more information, contact Director of Finance Vanessa Gleason.

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