FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 20, 2021
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Sets Hearing Schedule in Missouri-American Water Company
Request to Purchase the City of Hallsville Sewer System
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission is scheduled to hold a formal evidentiary hearing on April 8, 2021, in a case filed by the Missouri-American Water Company (MAWC) which seeks a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) to install, own, operate and maintain a sewer system in Boone County. MAWC seeks a CCN to provide sewer service in and around Hallsville, Missouri and also requests approval to acquire the City of Hallsville sewer system.
According to the application, MAWC proposes to provide sewer service under rates currently charged by Hallsville until such time as the rates are modified according to law. Current sewer rates are $19.35 for the first 1,000 gallons; $5.00 for every 1,000 gallons above the initial 1,000 gallons.
The formal evidentiary hearing is scheduled to begin at 8:15 am on April 8, 2021, and will be conducted by telephone and video conference, also accessible by WebEx. A live audio web stream at the Public Service Commission’s website (www.psc.mo.gov) will provide audio of the hearing for those who wish to observe. Those who require additional accommodations to participate in the hearing may call the Public Service Commission’s hotline at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or Relay Missouri at 711.
MAWC provides water service to approximately 470,000 customers in Missouri. It also provides sewer service to approximately 15,000 customers in the state. The City of Hallsville currently serves approximately 664 sewer accounts.