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AARP Submits to PURA a Petition Signed by Connecticut Residents Opposing The Connecticut Water Company Rate Increase Request

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AARP Connecticut submitted to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) a petition that was signed by nearly 1,500 Connecticut residents opposing The Connecticut Water Company’s request to implement a rate increase that will raise the cost of water for Connecticut ratepayers by $21.4 million (18.1%) or up to $232 per year, depending on how much water a customer uses.

In addition to the petition signed by ratepayers, in November AARP Connecticut submitted public testimony urging PURA to deny the proposed rate increase by The Connecticut Water Company, which would make the essential service be unaffordable for many older adults.

The petition signed by Connecticut residents follows:

Ask PURA to Reject The Connecticut Water Company Rate Increase
The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is considering a proposal by The Connecticut Water Company to implement a rate increase that would raise the cost of water for Connecticut ratepayers by over 18%.

If PURA does not reject the proposed increase would harm customers when they are already facing soaring energy costs as well as high inflation on almost all consumer goods, harming the state’s most vulnerable households.

Tell PURA to reject Connecticut Waters rate increase request!

We must urge the PURA to deny the proposal by Connecticut Water Company that will raise water rates by over 18%.

“Utility rates are an essential pocketbook issue for Connecticut residents 50-plus and their families, many of whom struggle to pay their utility bills and other household expenses like food and medicine,” said John Erlingheuser, AARP Connecticut Senior Advocacy Director. “The economic effects of inflation and other pressures continue to impact Connecticut residents’ finances, and more must be done to help families access the water they need.”

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