FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- November 18, 2021
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Approves Missouri-American Water Company Request
to Purchase City of Hallsville Sewer System
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application filed by the Missouri-American Water Company (MAWC) which grants MAWC a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to install, own, operate and maintain a sewer system providing sewer service in and around Hallsville, Missouri and grants MAWC’s request to acquire the City of Hallsville sewer system.
The Commission approved the application determining: 1) There is a need for the service; 2) MAWC is qualified to provide the proposed service; 3) MAWC has the financial ability to provide the service; 4) MAWC’s proposal is economically feasible; and 5) The service promotes the public interest.
“There is a present and future need for the service,” said the Commission. “The CCN is needed primarily because MAWC’s acquisition of the Hallsville System benefits both the City of Hallsville and its customers.” The Commission also noted in its decision that the proposal promotes the public interest as demonstrated by Hallsville residents voting overwhelmingly to sell the city’s sewer assets to MAWC.
“The Commission finds that the factors for granting a certificate of convenience and necessity to MAWC have been satisfied and that it is in the public’s interest for MAWC to provide sewer service to the customers currently served by Hallsville,” said the Commission. “The Commission will authorize the transfer of assets and grant MAWC the certificate of convenience and necessity to acquire the Hallsville sewer assets.”
MAWC provides water service to approximately 470,000 customers in Missouri. It also provides sewer service to approximately 15,000 customers in the state.