Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 01, 2014
Contact:
Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PR-14-119

PSC Sets Intervention Deadline And Hearing Schedule In Terre Du Lac Water And Sewer Rate Cases

JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold formal evidentiary hearings starting on May 27, 2014, in water and sewer rate cases filed by Terre Du Lac Utilities Corporation.  These hearings, scheduled through June 6, 2014, will be held in the Commission’s offices, Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street in Jefferson City.  A true-up hearing has been scheduled for June 13, 2014.
Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than May 7, 2014, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at www.psc.mo.gov .
Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel (Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone (866) 922-2959, e-mail opcservice@ded.mo.gov) or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, e-mail pscinfo@psc.mo.gov).  The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission. 
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.
 

 

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