Thousands of Connecticut Ratepayers Sign Petition Opposing Aquarion Water Company Rate Increase Request

Posted on 11/01/22

AARP Connecticut submitted to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) the names of nearly 2,400 Connecticut residents who signed a petition that opposes the Aquarion Water Company’s request to implement a rate increase that will raise the cost of water for Connecticut ratepayers by nearly 25% over three years.

In addition to the petition signed by thousands of ratepayers, in October AARP Connecticut submitted public testimony urging PURA to deny the proposed rate increase by Aquarion Water Company, which would make the essential service be unaffordable for many older adults.

The petition signed by thousands of Connecticut residents follows:

Speak out on Aquarion Water Company's 25% Rate Increase Request

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is currently considering a proposal by the Aquarion Water Company to implement a rate increase that will raise the cost of water for Connecticut ratepayers by nearly 25% over three years.

The proposed 25% increase would harm customers when they are already facing soaring energy costs as well as high inflation on almost all consumer goods, harming the state’s most vulnerable households.

Tell PURA to reject Aquarion's rate increase request!

I urge the PURA to deny the proposal by Aquarion Water Company that will raise water rates by nearly 25% over three years.

This story is provided by AARP Connecticut. Visit the AARP Connecticut page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

More from AARP in Hartford

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »


Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Hartford
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW