FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 16, 2017
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in
Missouri-American Water Company Request
Missouri-American Water Company (MAWC) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking an Accounting Authority Order (AAO) for the cost of replacing the customers’ portion of MAWC’s lead service lines. An AAO would allow MAWC to record and defer those costs so they could be considered in a future rate case.
In its application, MAWC states that it currently estimates there are approximately 30,000 service lines containing lead belonging to customers that are connected to MAWC’s systems. MAWC proposes to replace the entire lead portion of the service line from newly installed water mains to the customer’s home when such lead containing service lines are discovered. MAWC estimates that the cost of such service line replacement will be $3,000-$5,500 for each service line replaced.
Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than May 30, 2017, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0360, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at www.psc.mo.gov.
MAWC serves approximately 463,700 water customers and 12,400 sewer customers in Missouri.