Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- June 06, 2017
Contact:
Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PR-17-146

MEDIA REMINDER:
PSC to Hold Local Public Hearing
in Stockton Hills Water Co Rate Case

 
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a local public hearing in Stockton, Missouri on June 13, 2017 in a water rate case filed by the Stockton Hills Water Company. The local public hearing schedule appears below.
 

June 13—Stockton. Stockton VFW Post 5525, 808 West Street (808 MO-32).
An informal question-and-answer session will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the Commission taking testimony from residents at the conclusion of the question-and-answer session.

This local public hearing will be held in a facility that meets the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person who needs additional accommodations to participate in this hearing should call the Public Service Commission’s hotline at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or Relay Missouri at 711 before the hearing.
 

Individuals wishing to make written comments or secure additional information may contact the Office of the Public Counsel, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone (866) 922-2959 email opcservice@ded.mo.gov or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at www.psc.mo.gov. Use the link to the "Submit Comments" section and fill in all required fields on the comment page. The Office of the Public Counsel (OPC) is a separate state agency which represents the general public in matters before the Public Service Commission.
 

On November 14, 2016, the Stockton Hills Water Company filed a water rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to increase annual water operating revenues by approximately $45,236. Stockton Hills Water Company stated it was seeking a rate increase to recover expenses associated with construction of a new well, installation of a back-up generator, a safety climbing cable, and security fence, as well as increases in operation and maintenance costs such as insurance.
 

Under the small rate case process, the Public Service Commission Staff (PSC Staff) audits the books and records of the company. After the audit, the PSC Staff shares its audit review as well as its initial recommendation for resolution of the rate request with OPC and the Stockton Hills Water Company.
 

Based upon discussions between the PSC Staff, OPC and the Stockton Hills Water Company, the PSC Staff and the water company have reached an agreement which would increase the annual water operating revenues of the company by approximately $10,117.
 

Current monthly water rates for residential customers and those proposed under an agreement between the PSC Staff and the Stockton Hills Water Company appear below.
 

Type of Residential Customer
Current Rate      
Proposed Rate*    

Full Time Monthly Customer

$19.55**

$27.55**

Full Time Quarterly Customer

$58.64**

$80.11**

* Under an agreement between the company
and the PSC Staff.

   

**Based on 3,000 gallons of water used per month.

   


The Stockton Hills Water Company serves approximately 141 residential customers in Cedar County near Stockton, Missouri. The service area includes Stockton Hills, Sac Valley Estates, Lu Acres, Lochview Estates and Edge Subdivision.
 

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