FCA Board of Directors Approves 2018 Budget
December 11, 2017
The Fox Chapel Authority (FCA) Board of Directors last week approved a 9.5% rate increase on all water usage after January 1st, 2018. This will help offset Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s 28% water consumption increase in 2018 and allow FCA to continue its capital program of replacing troublesome and outdated infrastructure.
FCA purchases all of its water from Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) under a thirty year bulk water contract entered into in July of 1995. The recent multi-year rate increases approved by the PWSA Board of Directors of 28% in 2018, 10% in 2019 and 11% in 2020 will result in increases to FCA of approximately $340,000 in 2018, $150,000 in 2019 and $190,000 in 2020.
FCA continues to strive to fulfill its public water supply duties of providing excellent water quality and customer service while balancing the need for capital improvements and controlling operating costs.