FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 06, 2017
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
Missouri-American Infrastructure System Replacement Surcharge (ISRS)
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement which authorizes the Missouri-American Water Company (MAWC) to adjust the infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) on the bills of its St. Louis County customers. MAWC first established an ISRS on customer bills in December 2003.
The agreement was submitted by MAWC, the Staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission and the Office of the Public Counsel. The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency which represents the general public in matters before the Commission.
MAWC sought the ISRS change to reflect infrastructure replacement investments made by the company since February 2016. These costs are not currently included in MAWC’s rates.
Under the agreement, residential customers in the company’s St. Louis County service area will pay an ISRS of approximately 1.5 cents per 100 gallons of water used. The agreement asks that the ISRS change take effect on December 15, 2017.
“After reviewing the Agreement, the Commission independently finds and concludes that the Agreement is a reasonable resolution of the issues. The Commission will approve the Agreement,” said the Commission.