Press Release

Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300

PSC to Hold Virtual Local Public Hearing
in Carl Richard Mills Water Rate Case

JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a virtual local public hearing starting at 6:00 p.m. on February 2, 2021, to give water customers of Carl Richard Mills an opportunity to comment on a water rate case filed by the company. The Commission is holding this local public hearing by telephone conference, also accessible by WebEx, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The local public hearing will also be streamed on the Commission’s website at

A PSC Staff public information question and answer session will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the Commission receiving testimony from the public following the question and answer session.

Members of the public may attend the hearing by telephone conference, which can be accessed by dialing, toll-free, 1-855-718-6621 and entering the access code 177 259 2272, followed by the # (pound/hashtag symbol), at the time set for the hearing (6:00 p.m.). Anyone who is unable to connect via the toll-free number may dial 1-650-479-3207 and enter the access code 177 259 2272, followed by the # (pound/hashtag symbol), at the time set for the hearing (6:00 p.m.).

Those who wish to attend via WebEx may do so by accessing WebEx through the internet at or via the Cisco WebEx Meeting smartphone application and selecting “join a meeting” from the menu. The hearing may be accessed via WebEx by entering the meeting number 177 259 2272 and when prompted, the password: 0177.

Anyone who requires an accommodation to participate in the hearing should, before the hearing, contact the Public Service Commission’s hotline at 1-800-392-4211 or Relay Missouri at 711.

If you are unable to attend the local public hearing and wish to make written comments or secure additional information, you may contact the Office of the Public Counsel, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 573-751-4857 or toll-free 866-922-2959, email or the Missouri Public Service Commission Staff, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, email

On December 21, 2020, Carl Richard Mills filed a water rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The water company is seeking to maintain its current annual water operating revenues and is not seeking to change its customer rates. Customers currently pay a quarterly flat water rate of $289.68 for water service. Carl Richard Mills provides water service to approximately seven customers in the Carriage Oaks Estates Subdivision in the Branson West area in Stone County.
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