JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a local public hearing in Rolla on May 29, 2013, to receive customer comment on water and sewer rate cases filed by Gladlo Water & Sewer Company, Inc., through its court-appointed receiver, Heartland Utilities, LLC. The local public hearing schedule appears below.
May 29, 2013—Rolla. Rolla City Hall, 901 Elm Street, First Floor. A PSC staff public information/question and answer session starts at 6:00 p.m. with the taking of sworn testimony to follow.
This local public hearing will be held in a facility that meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person needing additional accommodations to participate in the hearing should call the Public Service Commission’s Hotline at 1-800-392-4211 or Relay Missouri at 711 before the hearing.
On November 2, 2012, Gladlo Water & Sewer Company, Inc., through its court-appointed receiver, Heartland Utilities, LLC, filed water and sewer rate cases with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The utility company sought to increase annual water operating revenues by approximately $9,186 and annual sewer operating revenues by approximately $5,281.
Under the small rate case process, the PSC Staff audits the books and records of the company. After the audit, the PSC Staff presents its findings as well as its initial recommendation for resolution of the rate requests to the Office of the Public Counsel and the company. Based upon discussions between the company, the Office of the Public Counsel and the PSC Staff, the PSC Staff and the company have reached an agreement in the rate cases. The Office of the Public Counsel has not joined in the agreement. The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency which represents the general public in cases before the Commission.
Under the agreement, annual water operating revenues would increase by approximately $4,749 and annual sewer operating revenues would increase by approximately $9,690.
For a residential customer using approximately 6,000 gallons of water a month, the agreement would increase the monthly water bill from $27.06 to $34.32. Under the agreement, sewer bills would increase from $18.42 a month to $31.66 a month.
Gladlo Water & Sewer Company, Inc., through its court-appointed receiver, Heartland Utilities, LLC, serves approximately 65 water and 61 sewer customers in the Whispering Pines Subdivision near Rolla, Missouri.