- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Public Service Commission has scheduled nine public hearings on West Virginia American Water Company’s $35 million rate increase request.

If approved, it would be a 28 percent increase for the company’s water customers. The company also is seeking a rate increase of more than $176,000, or about 22 percent, for its sewer customers.

The first public comment hearings are set for 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Lewis County Courthouse in Weston. Hearings are set for those same times on Oct. 1 at Marshall University Foundation Hall in Huntington, Oct. 7 at Fayette County Courthouse in Fayette and Oct. 8 at Mercer County Courthouse in Princeton. The series will wrap up at the PSC office in Charleston at 6 p.m. Oct. 26.

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