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AARP Applauds PURA’s Draft Opinion Rejecting Aquarion Water Company’s Rate Increase Request

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AARP Connecticut applauds the draft decision by Connecticut’s Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) to reject Aquarion Water Company’s rate increase request. PURA denied the 25% rate increase request after a lengthy regulatory proceeding and hearing from nearly 2,400 AARP members who signed a petition opposing the proposal.

In addition to the petition signed by thousands of ratepayers, in October AARP Connecticut submitted public testimony urging PURA to deny the proposed rate increase by Aquarion Water Company. If PURA does not finalize their draft opinion, the rate increase would make essential water service be unaffordable for many older adults.

AARP urges PURA to make its draft opinion final when the proceeding concludes on March 15. AARP Connecticut encourages ratepayers to exercise their power by signing a petition to PURA urging them to finalize their rejection of the rate increase request.

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