Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 27, 2012
Gregg Ochoa (573) 522-2760

MEDIA REMINDER: PSC To Hold Local Public Hearing In House Springs Sewer Company Rate Case

JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a local public hearing in House Springs, Missouri on January 7, 2013, in a sewer rate case filed by the House Springs Sewer Company.
The local public hearing will be held in the library of the House Springs Elementary School, 4380 Gravois Road.  A PSC staff public information/question and answer session will start at 5:30 p.m. with the local public hearing and the taking of sworn testimony to follow.
This local public hearing will be held in a facility that meets the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Any person who needs additional accommodations to participate in this hearing should call the Public Service Commission’s hotline at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or Relay Missouri at 711 before the hearing.

On May 30, 2012, the House Springs Sewer Company filed a sewer rate request with the Public Service Commission seeking to increase annual sewer operating revenues by approximately $125,000.
Under the small company rate case process, the PSC staff audits the books and records of the company.  After the audit, the PSC staff and the sewer company met to discuss the audit.  Based upon those discussions, the PSC staff and the House Springs Sewer Company reached an agreement which recommends a sewer rate increase of approximately $143,929.  The Office of the Public Counsel did not join in the agreement and asked the Commission for a local public hearing.

The current monthly sewer bill and the proposed monthly sewer bill under an agreement between the PSC staff and the sewer company appear below.

Type of Customer           Current Monthly Bill                Monthly Bill Under Agreement*

Single Family                                   $29.00                                                  $38.08

Mobile Homes/Multi-Family           $27.00                                                  $35.45

*This is an agreement between the House Springs Sewer Company and the PSC staff.  The five member Commission decides all cases before it.  The Commission has not decided this case.

The House Springs Sewer Company serves approximately 1,178 sewer customers in Jefferson County near House Springs, Missouri.

Case No. SR-2012-0399
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