FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 13, 2014
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Modifies Hearing Schedule In Terre Du Lac Water And Sewer Rate Cases
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has modified the hearing schedule in water and sewer rate cases filed by Terre Du Lac Utilities Corporation based upon a request filed by parties in the cases.
Hearings, originally scheduled for May 27, 2014 through June 6, 2014, will now be held July 24-25, 2014, in Room 310 of the Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Jefferson City.
The Governor Office Building meets accessibility standards required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If anyone needs additional accommodations to participate in these hearings, please contact the Public Service Commission’s Hotline at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or Relay Missouri at 711 before the hearings.
On October 21, 2013, Terre Du Lac Utilities Corporation filed rate cases with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to increase annual water operating revenues by approximately $32,745 and annual sewer operating revenues by approximately $39,300.
The PSC Staff conducted an audit of the books and records of Terre Du Lac Utilities Corporation and presented its initial findings as well as its initial recommendations for resolution of the rate cases to the company and the Office of the Public Counsel. Based upon discussions between the parties, the PSC Staff and Terre Du Lac Utilities Corporation reached an agreement in the rate cases. Under that agreement, annual water operating revenues would increase by approximately $38,520 and annual sewer operating revenues would increase by approximately $73,985.
The Office of the Public Counsel did not join in the agreement and asked the Commission to hold a local public hearing which the Commission held on April 15, 2014, in the Bonne Terre City Hall. The Office of the Public Counsel has asked the Commission to hold formal evidentiary hearings in the rate cases.
Terre Du Lac Utilities Corporation provides water service to approximately 1,286 customers and sewer service to approximately 1,245 customers in St. Francois and Washington counties.