Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Public hearing set on request to increase water rates for Joplin

(From the Public Service Commission)

The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a local public hearing in Joplin on January 26, 2016, in water and sewer rate cases filed by the Missouri-American Water Company. The local public hearing schedule appears below.

January 26—Joplin. Missouri Southern State University, Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, Cornell Auditorium, 3950 East Newman Road. A PSC staff public information/question and answer session starts at 5:30 p.m. with the Commission receiving testimony from the public beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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.

If you are unable to attend the local public hearing and wish to make written comments or secure additional information, you may contact the Office of the Public Counsel, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone (866) 922-2959 email or the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, email . Comments may also be registered in the case using the Commission’s electronic filing system at .

On July 31, 2015, the Missouri-American Water Company filed water and sewer rate cases with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to increase base rates by approximately $51 million or 19.63%. As a result of the existing Infrastructure System Replacement Surcharge (ISRS) being rolled into permanent rates and the ISRS being reset to zero, the net percentage increase in Missouri-American’s revenue requirement in this rate case would be approximately 9.73%. Only St. Louis County customers of the Missouri-American Water Company have an ISRS, which is separately identified on the water bills.

The Missouri-American Water Company serves approximately 471,708 water and sewer customers in Missouri.

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