HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Columbia Gas of Maryland is seeking to add a surcharge of $1.92 a month to the bills of residential customers in Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties starting Feb. 1.
The Herald-Mail reported Sunday that the company has asked the state Public Service Commission to approve the surcharge to help pay for infrastructure replacement.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Union Says It Has Lost Confidence In Leadership Of BCPD Chief Melissa Hyatt
That’s the same reason for a 9.4 percent residential rate increase that took effect Sept. 25. For an average residential customer, that increase came to $6.22 a month.READ MORE: Technical Problems Raise Transparency Concerns In Latest Marilyn Mosby Criminal Case Hearing
Regulators approved the September rate increase to enable the company to raise about $3.6 million to replace pipes and other equipment.
A spokesman says the surcharge would enable the company to recover costs not covered by the rate increase.MORE NEWS: Hogan Calls On Franchot To 'Halt Or Minimalize' Pending Gas Tax Increase; Comptroller Says Executive Action Is Needed
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