FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- September 12, 2012
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
Missouri-American Water Company Infrastructure System Replacement Surcharge (ISRS) Change Approved
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by the Missouri-American Water Company to adjust the infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) on the bills of its St. Louis County customers. Missouri-American first established an ISRS on customer bills in December 2003.
Missouri-American Water Company sought the ISRS change to reflect infrastructure replacement investments made by the water company between January and July 2012. These costs are not currently included in Missouri-American’s rates.
The current ISRS was set to zero when the PSC decided Missouri-American’s last general rate case in March 2012. Under the adjustment approved, residential customers will pay an ISRS of approximately 7 cents per Ccf (per hundred cubic feet) or approximately 10 cents per 1,000 gallons of water used.
The infrastructure system replacements for which Missouri-American sought ISRS recognition are either: 1) mains and associated valves and hydrants installed as replacements for existing facilities that have worn out or were in a deteriorated condition; or 2) a main cleaning and/or relining project; or 3) infrastructure facility relocations due to construction or improvements of a highway, road, street, public way or other public work required by or on behalf of the United States, the State of Missouri, a political subdivision of the State of Missouri, or another entity having the power of eminent domain.