By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – PWSA customers could see higher bills starting as early as next year.

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The reason why is a new “stormwater fee” could be included.

PWSA just filed a proposed settlement with the Public Utility Commission and rates would go up as a result.

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The new fee would charge customers based on how much runoff their property generates.

Here is how the new fee would break down:

The average home would pay an additional $5.65/month next year, plus $1.44 the year after that.

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The PWSA says it needs extra revenue in order to improve its infrastructure.