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Continuous upgrades and improvements to the EWW water system are necessary in order to provide our valued customers with a sufficient supply of clean, safe water. Because some of the costs associated with system improvements may impact the rate structure, periodic rate adjustments may be necessary to complete some of the improvements. However, the EWW is committed to fiscal responsibility and will establish rates that are both fair and equitable.
Since its inception in 1992 as a municipal authority, the Erie Water Works has invested more than $145 million for system rehabilitation, upgrades and improvements related to ENHANCING OUR REGION’S WATER SYSTEM. Yet, our rates remain among the least expensive compared to other large metropolitan areas across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If you used the same amount of water in Pittsburgh, you would pay nearly 2.2 times the Erie rate; in Harrisburg, it would be about 1.7 times the Erie rate; and if you were a customer of Pennsylvania-American Water, you would pay about 2.3 times the Erie Water Works rate.