Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- July 31, 2020
Contact:
Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PR-21-10

PSC to Hold Virtual Local Public Hearing in Confluence Rivers Case

JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a virtual local public hearing (via WebEx) starting at 5:30 p.m. on August 13, 2020, to receive customer comment on a case filed by Confluence Rivers Utility Operating Company, Inc. (Confluence Rivers). The local public hearing will be streamed on the Commission’s website at www.psc.mo.gov. The Commission is conducting this local public hearing via WebEx due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those who wish to participate in the question and answer session and/or provide comments on the record during the local public hearing have until 5:00 p.m. on August 11, 2020 to register. The Commission has ordered Confluence Rivers to send notice of the hearing to customers. That notice will detail how a customer can register for the question-and-answer session and/or provide comments to the Commission on the record. Any person who requires any accommodations to participate in the hearing should contact the Public Service Commission at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or Relay Missouri at 711 before the hearing.

In addition, you may also contact the Office of the Public Counsel, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone (866) 922-2959 email opcservice@opc.mo.gov or the Missouri Public Service Commission Staff, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, email pscinfo@psc.mo.gov with any questions or comments during the pendency of the case. The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.

In this case, Confluence Rivers is seeking Commission authority to acquire:
• The water and sewer utility assets of Branson Cedars Resort Utility Company, LLC, which provides water service to approximately 64 customers and sewer service to approximately 50 customers in Taney County.
• The water utility assets of Fawn Lake Water Corp. which provides water service to approximately 29 customers in Lincoln and Warren counties.
• The water utility assets of P.A.G., LLC d/b/a Prairie Heights Water Company which provides water service to approximately 54 customers in Polk County.
• The sewer utility assets of the Freeman Hills Subdivision Association which provides sewer service to approximately 16 customers in Audrain County.
• The sewer utility assets of Mr. Mark Edgar in the DeGuire Subdivision which provides sewer service to approximately 28 sewer customers in the DeGuire Subdivision in Madison County.

Confluence Rivers also seeks to acquire, as necessary, new water and/or sewer certificates of convenience and necessity (CCN) associated with the subject assets. In addition, Confluence Rivers seeks Commission authority to expand its current sewer CCN in the Villa Ridge Subdivision in Franklin County.
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