FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- October 14, 2021
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Approves Confluence Rivers Merger Request
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a merger request filed by Confluence Rivers Utility Operating Company, Inc. (Confluence Rivers); Hillcrest Utility Operating Company, Inc. (Hillcrest); Elm Hills Utility Operating Company, Inc. (Elm Hills); Osage Utility Operating Company, Inc. (Osage); Raccoon Creek Utility Operating Company, Inc. (Raccoon Creek); and Indian Hills Utility Operating Company, Inc. (Indian Hills). Under the merger, Confluence Rivers would be the surviving entity.
The application stated that customers will see no change in the person or entities providing day-to-day services as a result of the merger. Current water and sewer rates will stay the same until such time as they are modified according to law.
The Commission approved the merger finding it is not detrimental to the public interest.
Confluence Rivers serves approximately 2,500 water customers and 2,395 sewer customers in Audrain, Boone, Christian, Cole, Franklin, Greene, Jefferson, Lincoln, Montgomery, Perry, Phelps, Polk, St. Francois, St. Louis and Taney counties. Hillcrest serves approximately 247 water customers and 252 sewer customers in Cape Girardeau County. Elm Hills serves approximately 137 water customers and 680 sewer customers in Pettis, Johnson, Ray, Clay and Clinton counties. Osage serves approximately 372 water customers and 393 sewer customers in Camden County. Raccoon Creek serves approximately 529 sewer customers in Johnson and Pettis counties. Indian Hills provides service to approximately 669 water customers in Crawford County.