Delmarva Power says its rate for gas will drop 18% in November. (Pexels photo by Andrea Piacquadio)

Delmarva Power cuts gas cost rate by 18%

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Higher water rates were announced this year for customers of Artesian, Veolia and Wilmington, and so a rate reduction from another utility is pleasant news for Delawareans. Starting in November, Delmarva Power is lowering the gas cost rate by 18 percent. It said that it’s its second decrease this year. Based on this adjusted rate, a residential gas customer, using …

Wilmington has increased its water/sewer rates by 5.7%. (Pixabay photo from Unsplash)

Wilmington water bills going up. And up. And up. And up.

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Wilmington in July increased its water/sewer rates for its customers in the city and the suburbs. And it’s planning to increase them in 2024. And 2025. And 2026. “Water/sewer rates increased on July 1 by 5.7% for all categories of our customers (city and non-city),” said John Rago, deputy chief of staff for Mayor Mike Purzycki. “The projected increases for …

Artesian Water has filed for a rate increase. (Kaboompics photo on Pexels)

Artesian asks to raises rates; average bill would go up 7%

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

The Artesian Water Co., which supplies water to over a third of Delaware’s residents, has filed a request to increase rates. If the Delaware Public Service Commission approves the proposal, the bill for the average residential customer using 4,000 gallons per month would increase $49.90 to $56.73. That’s not quite 7% higher. The application to the PSC asks to increase …