By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Water Department wants customers to pay more money for the next two years. As part of the rate hike requests, the typical customer would pay almost $8 more per month beginning in September.

We’re told the average bill would then cost about $74 a month.

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The monthly increase would be about $4 starting in 2022, bringing the typical bill to $78.

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The Rate Board still has to approve any price hikes.