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Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300

PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Confluence Rivers Merger Case

JEFFERSON CITY---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) have filed a joint application with the Missouri Public Service Commission asking the Commission to approve the merger of Confluence Rivers, Hillcrest, Elm Hills, Osage, Raccoon Creek and Indian Hills. According to the application, Confluence Rivers would be the surviving entity.

The application states customers will see no change in the person or entities providing day-today 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.

Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than July 2, 2021, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at

Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel (Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone (866) 922-2959, email or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, email The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.

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.

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