Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority customers will pay about 14 percent more for water and sewer services under a rate hike approved Thursday morning by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Public utility commissioners unanimously approved the increase, which represents a settlement between PWSA and various objectors, including the state’s Office of Consumer Advocate, Office of Small Business Advocate and Pittsburgh United, a local coalition of community, labor, faith, and environmental organizations.

The authority, which provides water and sewer services to about 80,000 customers in Pittsburgh and surrounding communities, had sought a 16.7 percent increase.

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