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 Mammarella Business, 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 Mammarella Business, 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 asks to raises rates; average bill would go up 7%

Ken Mammarella Business, 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 …

Veolia has filed for a rate increase for New Castle County water customers. (Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash)

Veolia work would raise average monthly bill $4.51

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

Veolia on Thursday filed a $43 million infrastructure plan with the Delaware Public Service Commission. If the commission grants the request in full, the average residential water bill for Veolia customers in New Castle County would go up $4.51 per month. With additional infrastructure investments on the horizon, the company, which serves more than 100,000 Delawareans, has also proposed a …

TSD Review March 30

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Mar. 30, 2023

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Drip Café celebrates 10 years in Hockessin SALSTHON smashes fundraising goal: $243,791 to help children Veolia asks customers for help in finding lead service lines Business Delaware Lottery to allow debit cards, add drawing next year Women-led Compact Membrane honored for carbon capture work Food …

Letting your faucet run a bit before drinking is a good way to reduce lead. (Photo by Nithin PA from Pexels)

Veolia asks customers for help in finding lead service lines

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

Veolia, which provides water to more than 100,000 residents in northern New Castle County, this month started a campaign to locate lead service lines. The campaign asks customers to volunteer five to 10 minutes of their time to fill out a survey and take and attach a photo of their service line near the meter. The service line is the …

TSD Review Dec 22

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Dec. 22, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Ursuline’s Nativity kickstarts celebration of Christmas On the go? Your guide to end-of-year holidays First State Montessori makes, donates holiday sweets Business Delaware’s minimum wage to rise again Jan. 1 Public advocate slams Delmarva Power’s rate hike request Volunteers help pack Mountaire Cares boxes to …

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Veolia surprises customers with credit in water bills

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

A mega-deal among two large French companies that operate a lot of local water systems has resulted in a one-time credit for Delaware customers and a bunch of other commitments. Veolia’s merger with Suez had to go through various regulatory agencies, including the Delaware Public Service Commission, which approved the credit in November and ordered Veolia to include it in …

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Water firm invites customers to buy coverage on e-devices

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

The company that provides water to about 100,000 people in New Castle County is known for regularly sending out snail-mail letters advocating that customers buy some financial coverage for their sewer lines in case they break. It now is suggesting something similar for electronic devices. “Veolia believes in bringing our customers the best in service and value,” it explains in …