Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 21, 2013
Contact:
Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PR-13-130

PSC Approves Agreement Granting Interim Rate Relief To Rogue Creek Utilities, Inc.

JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement between the Public Service Commission Staff, the Office of the Public Counsel and Rogue Creek Utilities, Inc. which grants interim water and sewer rate relief to the company, effective May 31, 2013.  The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency which represents the general public in cases before the Public Service Commission.
Interim rate relief was requested to resolve an urgent necessity of Rogue Creek Utilities, Inc. to resolve its financial obligations and to secure safe and reliable water and sewer services. 
Under the terms of the agreement, interim rates will appear as separate items on the monthly water and sewer bills of Rogue Creek customers. 
An interim water rate of $9.89 will appear on customer bills starting in June and remain in effect until November 30, 2013.  A second interim rate of $7.97 a month also starts in June. It will remain in effect until Rogue Creek’s current water rate case is decided or May 16, 2014, whichever occurs first.  Both interim rates are in addition to the monthly water rates currently paid by Rogue Creek customers.
There will also be two interim rates for sewer customers of Rogue Creek.  An interim sewer rate of $10.18 a month will appear on sewer bills starting in June.  It will appear as a separate item on the bill and will remain in effect until November 30, 2013.  A second interim rate of $5.61 a month also begins in June.  It will remain in effect until Rogue Creek’s current sewer rate case is decided or May 16, 2014, whichever occurs first.  Both interim rates are in addition to the monthly sewer rates currently paid by Rogue Creek customers.

Rogue Creek Utilities, Inc. serves approximately 100 water and sewer customers in Washington County near Sullivan, Missouri.

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