The York Water Company said it has asked the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for a general increase in water rates of $7.1 million per year, or an overall increase of 16.8 percent.
The increase, if granted in its entirety, would cost the typical residential water customer an additional $5.69 per month.
York Water Company also asked the PUC for a 25 percent increase in wastewater rates for the Asbury Pointe Subdivision, which would cost customers an additional $10 per month.
If granted immediately, the rate increase would be effective August 1.
The PUC could delay the effective date until March 2014, and grant all, some, or none of the request.
The company said the increase is necessary due to approximately $49 million in capital investments that has been made in York and Adams Counties since its 2010 rate filing and will make through February 2015.