By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority could possibly be raising its rates.

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They filed a request with the Public Utility Commission to increase rates to increase revenue by $32 million, or 17% over two years.

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That increase also includes a new “stormwater” fee.

According to the PWSA says the extra money and revenue would fund improvements to the safety and reliability of the water system.

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Any changes or increase in rates would not take effect until early 2022 if approved.