Hubbard City Council to vote on water, electric rate increases

Residents in Hubbard could expect an increase in their water and power bills in the new year.

Following a third reading of the legislation on July 5th, Hubbard Mayor Ben Kyle expects City Council to vote in support of a rate hike. It follows nearly a year of research on electric and water rates.

Hubbard receives its water from Aqua Pennsylvania. Aqua PA has raised its prices for multiple years, prompting the city to raise its rates to keep up.

Customers both within and outside the city will see a rise of 8% in their water rates over the next five years. Hubbard has had an uptick for the first time since 2010.

For the first time since 1989, there will be an increase in electric rates as well as a rate restructure. From now until 2027, this rise will be 2.5 percent every year.

The price hikes for both water and electricity will take effect on January 1, 2023.