Fayette County commissioners against water rate increase

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The Fayette County Commission made a decision Friday that commissioners said is for the benefit of county.

Around a month ago West Virginia American Water requested a 24-percent increase for Fayette County residents. Friday, the commission signed a resolution that will be sent to the Public Service Commission outlining that the 24-percent increase is a little too high.

Fayette County Commissioner, John Brenemen, told 59 News, many of the Fayette County residents are on fixed incomes and it will make it extremely hard for them to pay their bill with such a high increase. 

“Every company is looking at the bottom line. I think the bottom line should be met at a minimum that we need to look at what our customers lives. What our customers lives are like, and our citizens lives are very very important to the commission itself,” Brenemen said.

 The commission is hoping the PSC will consider a lower increase.

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